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About the Author
Lee Friedlander is recognized as one of America's premier photographers. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Award, three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and three Guggenheim Fellowships. His book Self Portrait was published in 1970 and reissued in 1998. Friedlander's work is in the permanent collections of all major American museums.
Of special note, "Lee Friedlander" is a limited edition of 600 copies. Only 350 are available for sale. Each copy is signed and numbered by the artist. In 1970, Lee Friedlander published a slim volume of photographs entitled simply Self Portraits. In the decades since its original release, the book has become, in the words of critic A.D.Coleman, "a cornerstone in the tradition of photographic self portraiture." In the 1990's, Friedlander returned to the project of self portraiture. "I started again after I did a couple and realized that I'd metamorphosed into something else," he has said "I wasn't the same person any more, and I wanted to document that." When seen in contrast to earlier work, these images offer us a reflection on maturity, on a self become less mutable and now with age more stubbornly real and individual, the self that is Lee Friedlander.