,Lee Friedlander: Self Portrait (Moma, 1970/2005)

“At first, my presence in my photos was fascinating and disturbing. But as time passed and I was more a part of other ideas in my photos, I was able to add a giggle to those feelings.” Lee Friedlander

 

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Philadelphia, 1965 © Lee Friedlander; © Moma, New York, 2005

 

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Grant`s Tomb, New York City, 1965 © Lee Friedlander; © Moma, New York, 2005

 

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Louisiana, 1968 © Lee Friedlander; © Moma, New York, 2005

 

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Afterword by John Szarkowski

 

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Midwestern United States, 1966 © Lee Friedlander; © Moma, New York, 2005

 

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Route 9W, New York, 1969 © Lee Friedlander; © Moma, New York, 2005

 

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Industrial Northern United States, 1968 © Lee Friedlander; © Moma, New York, 2005

 

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Minneapolis, 1966 © Lee Friedlander; © Moma, New York, 2005

 

“The meaning of a photographed instant is pivotal, though the problem is not flamboyantly explored. Among the reasons why it is unwise to compare Friedlander’s photos to “snapshots”, the most telling may be that they are not commemorations of a moment; once you have seen more than one, his critical concerns clearly emerge. His conscious presence assaults the notion of transparency, breaking our experience of the moment photographed while at the same time alluding to it. Whereas the photos display the look and the subjects literal and transparent photography, Friedlander’s use of these commonplace features shifts their meaning to another plane.” Martha Rosler (http://www.americansuburbx.com/2013/02/lee-friedlander-an-exemplary-modern-photographer-excerpt-1975.html)

 

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Albany, New York, 1967 © Lee Friedlander; © Moma, New York, 2005

 

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Chicago, 1966 © Lee Friedlander; © Moma, New York, 2005

 

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New York City, 1966 © Lee Friedlander; © Moma, New York, 2005

 

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Afterword by John Szarkowski

 
Please note: All images and texts are protected by Copyright and belong to the Artist.
 
Artist: http://www.moma.org/collection/artists/2002
 

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