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Colorado

Artist:
Lee Friedlander (American, born Aberdeen, Washington, 1934)
Date:
1967
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
17.2 x 24.8 cm (6 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joyce and Robert Menschel Gift, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.360
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"
Lee Friedlander; Fraenkel Gallery

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 7," December 12, 1994–March 12, 1995.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Photographs: A Decade of Collecting," June 5, 2001–September 4, 2001.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 36," November 3, 2003–March 7, 2004.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "On Photography: A Tribute to Susan Sontag," June 6, 2006–September 4, 2006.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 47," September 20, 2007–January 6, 2008.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Surface Tension," September 15, 2009–March 15, 2010.

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