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Lee Friedlander

Lee Friedlander studied photography at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

In 1956, Friedlander moved to New York, where he initially earned his living as a photographer working for several magazines. He later became known mainly for his photographs of what is now known as the social landscape, a form of representation that strives to capture the image of modern society. In Friedlander’s case, this means pictures of the urban environment, such as shop windows, information signs and architectonic structures. In 2005, Friedlander received the Hasselblad Foundation’s international award for photography and the same year he was featured at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in a major retrospective exhibition of his photography.

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