Lee Friedlander collection
Scope and Contents
The Lee Friedlander collection contains two boxes of materials related to Friedlander’s life and career, including materials from the creation of his Jazz and Blues portfolio.
- Friedlander, Lee, 1934- (Person)
Language of Materials
Material in English
Conditions Governing Access
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Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission from the copyright owner (which could be the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates or literary executors) prior to any copyright-protected uses of the collection.
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Lee Friedlander is an American photographer and artist. Friedlander was born on July 14, 1934 in Aberdeen, Washington. He studied photography at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Friedlander moved to New York City in 1956 to photograph jazz artists for their record covers. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1960 to focus on his art, and was awarded subsequent grants in 1962 and 1977.
Friedlander is most well-known for his devolvement in capturing the “social landscape.” He would photograph streets, billboards, and fragmented store-fronts to capture the essence of modern life. In 1963 Friedlander was given his first solo exhibition at George Eastman House by Nathan Lyons, Assistant Director and Curator of Photography at the International Museum of Photography. In 1967, Friedlander was a key figure in the "New Documents" exhibition, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York along with Garry Winogrand and Diane Arbus, curated by John Szarkowski.
The collection of photography by Friedlander is on loan to the CCP by the artist himself.
1.25 Linear Feet
Metadata Rights Declarations
- License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Creative Commons license.
This collection contains miscellaneous materials pertaining to the life and career of Lee Friedlander (1934- ), photographer. Each group of materials will be described separately. The collection is active.
The Collection is arranged into the following series:
- Subgroup 1, n.d, 1948
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection is on loan from Lee Friedlander since 1986.
The materials in Series 1 were withdrawn from MISCELLANEOUS SMALL COLLECTIONS (AG 8, Subgroup 28) by Kristi Bradford, June 1990. The finding aid was updated by Tai Huesgen in 2019 and 2020.
- Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Department of Film (Organization)
- Lee Friedlander collection 1948
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