Lee Friedlander (b. 1934, Aberdeen, Washington) has been photographing the American social landscape since 1948. His work first came to public attention in the 1967 landmark exhibition, New Documents, at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, alongside that of Diane Arbus and Garry Winogrand’s. The many exhibitions devoted to Friedlander’s work since that time include a major traveling retrospective organized by The Museum of Modern Art in 2005. Friedlander’s photographs are collected in depth by major museums worldwide, including the Maison Europeene de la Photographie, Paris; The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art in New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, among others. The artist recently donated eight photographs to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York. Friedlander’s archive is located at Yale University, Connecticut.
Since 1970, Friedlander has created and supervised the production of over 30 monographs, including Self-Portrait (1970); The American Monument (1976); Flowers and Trees (1981); Lee Friedlander: Nudes (1991); Maria (1992); American Musicians (1999); The Little Screens (2001); At Work (2002); Sticks and Stones (2004); America by Car (2010) and Lee Friedlander: Mannequin (2012).
Friedlander is the recipient of numerous awards, including The International Center of Photography’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2006); the Erna and Victor Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography (2005); a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Award (1990); five National Endowment for the Arts Grants (1972; 1977; 1978; 1979; 1980); and three John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships (1960; 1962; 1977).
Lee Friedlander lives in New City, New York.
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In 1979, Madonna answered photographer Lee Friedlander’s newspaper ad seeking a nude model, receiving $25 for the session. Thirty years later, one of the full frontal images of the then-unknown student sold at Christie’s for $37,500.