Happy 83rd Birthday Lee Friedlander


Today is the 83rd birthday of the photographer Lee Friedlander. You know him because he is the photographer that took those nude photos of Madonna before she was famous. I am excited about him because he is from Aberdeen, like half my family. His work is so intimate and personal, you become invested in the subject’s lives. The world is a better place because he is in it.

NAME: Lee Friedlander
BIRTHDATE: July 14, 1934

BEST KNOWN FOR: An American photographer and artist. In the 1960s and 70s Friedlander evolved an influential and often imitated visual language of urban “social landscape,” with many of his photographs including fragments of store-front reflections, structures framed by fences, posters and street signs.

Friedlander studied photography at the Art Center College of Design located in Pasadena, California. In 1956, he moved to New…

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