LIVE from the NYPL: LIVE from the NYPL: Lee Friedlander with Giancarlo T. Roma: Passion Projects

June 20, 2017

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Speaking in public for the first time in over three decades, the pioneering photographer Lee Friedlander will take to the LIVE stage in conversation with his grandson Giancarlo T. Roma. Friedlander is perhaps best known for his portraits of the social landscape, which have penetrated to the heart of American life for half a century. But his photographic contributions are rivaled only by his prolific bookmaking. In the 1970s, he established a self-publishing company called Haywire Press; 30 years later, together with Roma, he has revived it, offering books, special editions, and portfolios pulled directly from the artist's personal collection and lovingly bound by a master bookbinder. The books, and the conversation, aim to celebrate Friedlander's life and career, which has delved into nearly every facet of American life from the 1950s to the present -- from factories in Pennsylvania, to the jazz scene in New Orleans, to the deserts of the Southwest.

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Lee Friedlander

Thanks so much for archiving the Lee Friedlander talk!