In the past decade a new generation of photographers has directed the documentary approach toward more personal ends. Their aim has been not to reform life, but to know it. --John Szarkowski In 1967, The Museum of Modern Art presented New Documents, a landmark exhibition organized by John Szarkowski that brought together a selection of works by three photographers whose individual achievements signaled the artistic potential for the medium in the 1960s and beyond: Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander and Garry Winogrand. Though largely unknown at the time, these three photographers are now universally acknowledged as artists of singular talent within the history of photography. The exhibition articulated a profound shift in the landscape of 20th-century photography, and interest in the exhibition has only continued to expand. Yet, until now, there has been no publication that captures its content. Published in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the exhibition, Arbus Friedlander Winogrand features full-page reproductions of the 94 photographs included in the exhibition, along with Szarkowski's original wall text, press release, installation views and an abundance of archival material. Essays by curator Sarah Hermanson Meister and critic Max Kozloff, who originally reviewed the exhibition for The Nation in 1967, critically situate the exhibition and its reception, and examine its lasting influence on the field of photography.
Author: Sarah Hermanson Meister,Max Kozloff
Garry Winogrand (19281984) was a native New Yorker whose photography epitomizes the indigenous pulse and social complexity of the urban scene after World War II. This collection of 175 photographs shot by Winogrand in a single year records an America in transition. Each picture is a strange, unforgettable surprise, documenting the artists comedic, almost palpable empathy for his subjects, and crystallizing his influence as a photographic interpreter of the 1960s. Most of the images in this collection are previously unpublished.
Author: Trudy Wilner Stack
Photographer Friedlander offers his view of America as seen through its architecture. Shot during the course of countless trips to urban and rural areas across the country, many of them made by car, these pictures capture an America as unblemished by romanticized notions of human nature as it is full of quirky human touches. 192 duotones.
Sticks & Stones : Architectural America
Author: Lee Friedlander,James Enyeart
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Incorporated
American photographer Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) has had an expansive career, photographing his subjects--from family and friends to political figures and celebrities--in their everyday environments, while simultaneously changing the very landscape of his chosen media. In his Human Clay series, images of people in their surroundings are presented together thematically. Each book features hundreds of photographs, many never before published, chosen and sequenced by the artist himself from his vast archive. This latest volume in the series compiles some of Friedlander's street photography taken over the course of more than 50 years--including images of Atlanta, Buffalo, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, and San Francisco, as well as more than 125 photographs of New York City.
The Human Clay
Author: Lee Friedlander
Publisher: Yale University Press
The final volume in a series of books that presents a new and comprehensive history of photography through works in MoMA's collection. Photography at MoMA: 1860-1920 is the final volume in a set of three books that together present a new and comprehensive history of photography through works in MoMA's collection. Richly illustrated with over 400 reproductions, the book charts the medium from its invention through its participation in international art movements such as Pictorialism and modernism. It offers a fresh lens through which to appreciate works of exceptional significance, surprise, and influence, encouraging creative new readings. Beginning with an in-depth introduction, the book includes eight chapters of full-colour plates, each introduced by a short essay. Masterworks by photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Roger Fenton, Nadar, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Henry Fox Talbot, August Sander, Edward Steichen and Carleton Watkins appear alongside lesser-known gems and vernacular forms of photography.
Author: Quentin Bajac,Lucy Gallun,Roxana Marcoci,Sarah Hermanson Meister
A collection of inspiring essays by the photographer Robert Adams, who advocates the meaningfulness of art in a disillusioned society In Art Can Help, the internationally acclaimed American photographer Robert Adams offers over two dozen meditations on the purpose of art and the responsibility of the artist. In particular, Adams advocates art that evokes beauty without irony or sentimentality, art that "encourages us to gratitude and engagement, and is of both personal and civic consequence." Following an introduction, the book begins with two short essays on the works of the American painter Edward Hopper, an artist venerated by Adams. The rest of this compilation contains texts--more than half of which have never before been published--that contemplate one or two works by an individual artist. The pictures discussed are by noted photographers such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Emmet Gowin, Dorothea Lange, Abelardo Morell, Edward Ranney, Judith Joy Ross, John Szarkowski, and Garry Winogrand. Several essays summon the words of literary figures, including Virginia Woolf and Czeslaw Milosz. Adams's voice is at once intimate and accessible, and is imbued with the accumulated wisdom of a long career devoted to making and viewing art. This eloquent and moving book champions art that fights against disillusionment and despair.
New and Selected Essays
Author: Robert Adams
Publisher: Yale University Press
Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) is best known for his images of the social landscape, in which the banal features of roadsides and city streets become a vivid backdrop for human interaction. In this extraordinary compilation, Friedlander turns his attention to the natural landscape. Western Landscapes features more than 175 images of the western United States, Canada, and Mexico, taken during the 1990s and 2000s. The selection encompasses mountains, deserts, icy plains, and forests alike, capturing the majesty of crashing waves and towering peaks as well as the humble beauty of mottled stones and tangled twigs. Friedlander also showcases in crisp black and white some of the most prominent and treasured American national parks including Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and Zion. The iconic grandeur and isolation of the west provide a counterpoint to Friedlander s portraits and scenes of modern American life, illustrating another equally compelling dimension of national identity. "
Author: Lee Friedlander,Richard Benson
Publisher: Yale University Press
If Garry Winogrand photographed everything, all the time, as he is famous for having done, his pictures of airports convey the many still very familiar sights and spaces and sensations attached to air travel. Arriving at an airport, checking baggage, watching other travelers amble, walk and sometimes rush by, luggage trailing and flailing and neatly rolling along, passengers waiting forever on those long rows of attached seats, friends and relatives greeting each other and saying goodbye: everything that happened and stills happens in these vast public spaces. Winogrand's airport photographs were taken over a period of 25 years, with the first frame shot around 1958 and the last in 1983, just months before his death. In Winogrand's archive at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in Tucson, there are hundreds of contact sheets containing airport images, and over 1,100 prints of airplanes and airports that Winogrand made during his lifetime. Edited by Alex Harris, one of the first to publish selections from this body of work, in DoubleTakemagazine in 1996, and longtime friend and colleague Lee Friedlander, The Airport Pictures of Garry Winograndassembles 86 of the photographer's most compelling, never-before published images of travelers, flight attendants, airport waiting rooms, airplanes on runways and all the people and places in between.
the airport pictures of Garry Winogrand
Author: Garry Winogrand,Alex Harris,Lee Friedlander
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc
This book is the photographer's definitive edit of his series of black-and-white female nudes shot between 1977 and 1991, a complete new sequencing of this landmark body of work including images not originally published in the 1991 edition of Nudes.
Author: Lee Friedlander
Publisher: Distributed Art Publishers (DAP)
The public outpouring of support for newly elected President John F. Kennedy in 1960 was only exceeded in scope and magnitude by the manifestations of grief and mourning after his assassination in 1963. These responses had an unusually strong visual component: likenesses of the president were framed in shop windows, pinned to living room walls, and plastered in public spaces across the nation. Fifty years after Kennedy’s death, this book observes the public’s reaction to the president’s election and assassination, featuring many photographs published here for the first time. In his travels throughout America during this period, Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) encountered these responses and photographed what he witnessed. From Washington, D.C., to Buffalo to Minneapolis to Los Angeles, Friedlander has captured a moment in American history that galvanized the nation and continues to resonate today.
A Photographic Memoir
Author: Lee Friedlander
Publisher: Yale Univ Art Gallery
The first publication to focus on the street photos at the core of Winogrand's work, this collection features numerous shots that have never before been printed. 107 duotones.
The Uneasy Streets of Garry Winogrand
Author: Garry Winogrand,Ben Lifson,Jeffrey Fraenkel,Fraenkel Gallery
Published in conjunction with the exhibition ... held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Sept. 28, 2013-Jan. 12, 2014, the Menil Collection, Houston, Feb. 14-June 1, 2014, and at the Art Institute of Chicago, June 29-Oct. 12, 2014.
The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938
Author: Anne Umland,Stephanie D'Alessandro
This survey explores 60 remarkable photographs from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, all acquired with the support of Robert B. Menschel and meticulously selected for the book by the museum's chief curator of photography, Quentin Bajac. Ranging from the contemporary artist Andreas Gursky to William Henry Fox Talbot, one of the medium's founding figures, these works collectively tell the story of photography from its beginnings, but upend and newly illuminate that story through their arrangement in reverse chronological order. Each image is the subject of a brief, elegant text. The book borrows its title from a work by Carrie Mae Weems, one of the many great photographs that Menschel has contributed to the collection.
Photographs from the Robert B. Menschel Collection
Author: Quentin Bajac,Sarah Hermanson Meister
A stunning compilation of 160 never-before-published images by North Vietnamese photographers capture the events of the Vietnam War from a dramatic new perspective and document daily life and battle on the North Vietnamese side.
pictures of the war from the other side
Author: Tim Page,Douglas Niven,Christopher Riley
Publisher: Natl Geographic Society