Lee Friedlander: The People's Pictures (Eakins Press) [SIGNED]
Publisher: New York: The Eakins Press Foundation, 2021
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113858
Price is net to all; promotional discounts do not apply.
First edition, first printing. Signed in ink on the half-title page by Friedlander. Hardcover. Full cloth-covered boards, with offset reproduction mounted on the front cover; title stamped in black and gray and red on cover and spine; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Friedlander. Graphic design by Katy Homans. Binding by Ramos. 168 pp., with 147 duotone plates, printed by Meridian Printing, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, under the supervision of Daniel Frank, from separations made by Thomas Palmer. 11-1/2 x 12 inches.
Lee Friedlander’s work is widely known for transforming our visual understanding of contemporary American culture. Known for passionately embracing all subject matter, Friedlander photographed nearly every facet of American life from the 1950s to the present. From factories in Pennsylvania, to the jazz scene in New Orleans, to the deserts of the Southwest, Friedlander's complex formal visual strategies continue to influence the way we understand, analyze, and experience modern American experience. Friedlander's work continues to influence photographic practice internationally, in part due to the heightened sense of self-awareness that is a trademark of so many of his photographs and in part because of his ability to embrace wide-ranging subject matter, always interpreting it in an elegance that hadn't existed prior to his work.
New (from Friedlander's personal archive).
From the publisher: "The saturation of our social landscape by photographs and photographers is apparent from any public point of view. Photography is arguably the most democratic of mediums, even more accessible today across culture and class than language. In some regards, this has been Lee Friedlander’s most enduring subject the way that average citizens interact with the world by making pictures of it, as well as how those pictures and the pictures constructed for advertising or political purposes define the public space.
In Lee Friedlander: The People’s Pictures we see photographs spanning six decades, most of the geographic United States and parts of Western Europe and Asia. These pictures are uniquely Friedlander photographs: as much about what’s in front of the camera as they are about the photographer’s lifelong redefining of the medium. Like his exploration of words, letters and numbers in the social landscape, these photographs of photography’s street presence seem inevitable to Friedlander’s vast visual orchestration of what our society looks like. But make no mistake, Friedlander’s photographs are not objective documents; they are intentional, authored, playful, intelligent creations made through his unprecedented collaboration with time and place."