Tag: Lee Friedlander

Lee Friedlander’s Overlooked Civil Rights Photos – The New York Times

The photographs in Lee Friedlander’s book “Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom” are of a subject not usually associated with him: the civil rights movement. Among his earliest and least typical images — the photographer was only 22 when he made them — they document a historic, if lesser known, event in the struggle for racial equality and justice.


5B4: Lee Friedlander Photographs Frederick Law Olmsted Landscapes

This project in particular is interesting because it came at a time when Lee was experimenting with different camera formats and frame ratios. Within the span of the 89 images in Frederick Law Olmsted Landscapes he shifts from his Leica, to a Noblex pivoting lens panoramic camera, to his Hasselblad Superwide, and the results are noticeable beyond the obvious frame shape.

Check it out here.

Blush, Sweat and Tears

NYT Magazine:

Since the 70’s, Lee Friedlander has been intermittently documenting Americans at work: employees in a Cleveland steel mill, telemarketers in an Omaha calling center, M.I.T. technicians staring into their computer monitors. A few weeks ago, Friedlander encountered some very different production values when he turned his eye to the glamour factory otherwise known as New York fashion week.