lee friedlander

lee friedlander

getting his start photographing jazz musicians for album covers in the 50s, friedlander’s best known work may be of the nudes of pre-fame madonna that appeared years after they were taken in a 1985 issue of playboy. this early commercial work is a poor representation of friedlander; the bulk of his work consists of stark black and white studies of the modern world, of landscapes both urban and emotional. this more recent work, while detached, also betrays a hit of tenderness, as can be seen in the self-portraits with his young granddaughter which close the book.

lee friedlander