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date: 22 August 2019

Friedlander, Lee locked

(b Aberdeen, WA, July 14, 1934).
  • revised by Margaret Barlow

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(b Aberdeen, WA, July 14, 1934).

American photographer. He first became interested in photography in 1948, and from 1953 to 1955 he studied under Edward Kaminski (1895–1964) at the Art Center of Los Angeles. In 1956 he settled in New York and supported himself by producing photographs of jazz musicians for record jackets, for example Count Basie (1957; see Malle, pl. 39). He also produced photographs influenced by (Jean-)Eugène(-Auguste) Atget, Walker Evans, and Robert Frank, and, like his subsequent works, these were all in black and white. In 1958 he discovered the work of the little-known photographer E(rnest) J(ames) Bellocq from whose gelatin dry-plate negatives of the brothels of New Orleans he took prints, which were included in the exhibition E. J. Bellocq: Storyville Portraits at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1970. In 1960, 1962, and 1977 Friedlander was awarded Guggenheim Memorial Foundation grants, and his works began to appear in such periodicals as ...

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