Hosted by C/O Berlin, the Lee Friedlander. Retrospective exhibition is now celebrating its German debut, showcasing the American master’s six-decade long body of work – from his beginnings as a young photographer, snapping jazz legends for record covers, to his first non-commercial projects while on extensive road trips throughout the US and Europe, through to his photographic explorations of his own self and his family. Despite their sheer number, his photographs are highly recognizable and unique in their core visual features. Friedlander, who has yet to go a day without shooting a photo, combines intuitive experimentation with an impressive (re)collection of cultural references, utilizing public spaces to depict narratives of US history, store fronts and street scenes to make social observations.
I feel like I have always been so close to Friedlander´s photographic approach -unconsciously- more than any other photographer. Huge talent and work.