Lee Friedlander American

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.

Colorado, Lee Friedlander (American, born Aberdeen, Washington, 1934), Gelatin silver print

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