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Lee Friedlander is one of the most important of the 1960s generation of photographers for whom the posture of distinterested objectivity served as a vehicle for passionate personal inquiries. This book takes a deep critical look at his abundantly productive career.
Paperback, 480 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Museum of Modern Art
(first published January 1st 1992)
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Lee Friedlander's first and most iconic body of images, Self Portrait is a book I'd been looking to get for awhile. I teach high school and showed his work along with Frank and Winogrand and was shocked that my high school students were disgusted by Friedlander's images. I'd never thought of them as that subversive or challenging, but apparently, his dry, deadpan humor and blocked up visual fields are painful for 16 year old girls. So if you're a 16 year old girl, beware. I still think they're w ...more