Lee Friedlander (American, born Aberdeen, Washington, 1934)
Gelatin silver print
17.2 x 24.8 cm (6 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)
Purchase, Joyce and Robert Menschel Gift, 1993
Not on view
This image was included in Friedlander's first book of photographs, Self Portrait (1970), in which each picture contained either a shadow or a reflection of the photographer. By including a trace of his presence within the frame, Friedlander acknowledged his role as a participant in the social landscape that he photographed, thereby disturbing the illusion of objective transparency normally associated with documentary photography.
Inscription: Inscribed verso print in pencil, C: "Lee Friedlander"; stamped in black ink below signature: "This Photograph is not released for publication or// for commercial use of any kind. For permission// communicate with Lee Friedlander, 44 So. Mountain// Road, New City, N. Y. 10956."; inscribed verso print in pencil, BC: "Colo. 1667" and "LF.824.9"; LLC: "53-22"