Beginning Friday, October 31 through January 15, 2009, a major new exhibition on Lee Friedlander's New Mexico photographs can be viewed at the Andrew Smith Gallery at 203 W. San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM. The work can also be seen online at I Photo Central at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/190/14/0 . For an even more complete view of Friedlander's work on the I Photo Central website, just go to: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/result_list.php/256/Lee+Friedlander . Currently 86 images are available for purchase.
Lee Friedlander ranks as possibly America's greatest photographer. For over 50 years he has prodigiously photographed what he calls the "American social landscape" with an unflinching eye for realism. Friedlander first began photographing in New Mexico in the late 1960s. Today this work is part of an ongoing series of Western landscapes he has been working on for decades.
The exhibit features photographs taken between 1995 and 2005 in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Gallup, Chimayo, and Diablo Canyon, where Friedlander's fondness for vernacular urban and wilderness areas is evident.
Lee Friedlander will be in the gallery for the opening reception this Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 from 5 to 7 pm to meet the public and sign copies of his newest publication, "Lee Friedlander: New Mexico", published by Radius Books, Santa Fe, NM (2008).