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Lee Friedlander

(Aberdeen, Washington, 1934 - )

North America, American

Friedlander often employs the casual aesthetic and invasive technique of “street photography” of the 1960s and 1970s—shooting without the knowledge of the subject in a rapid, casual manner much like a snapshot. Many artists sharing this aesthetic strove to avoid showing any obvious psychological or ideological viewpoint in their work. Friedlander’s work, however, is usually far from neutral, showing the influence of the critical stance taken by Robert Frank and some of the 1930s photographers such as Walker Evans.

Lives New City, New York

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