Lee Friedlander (b. 1934 in Aberdeen, Washington) is one the most influential photographers of our time and one of the masters of photography in the twentieth- century United States. Since the 1960s, Friedlander has been a tireless chronicler of his own world and surroundings. His innovative and sophisticated photographs reveal both the common and unexpected aspects of everyday life.
This catalogue has been published on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition of the photographer’s work, organised by the Fundación MAPFRE on its premises on the Paseo de Recoletos in Madrid, from September 30th, 2020 to January 10th, 2021. It contains reproductions of all of the works exhibited and includes texts by Carlos Gollonet, chief photography curator at the Fundación MAPFRE (and the curator of the exhibition) and by US photographer Nicholas Nixon, as well as an interview with Maria Friedlander conducted by Jeffrey Fraenkel, the director of the Fraenkel Gallery, and a chronology of the artist’s life and career by Giancarlo T. Roma.