In the Picture: Self-Portraits, 1958-2011 (Hardcover)

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In the Picture: Self-Portraits, 1958-2011 (Hardcover)

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A magnificent review of Lee Friedlander's life and career, shown through his self-portraiture

Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) has been tackling the challenge of self-portraiture throughout his prolific career. What began as an unorthodox investigation of the genre has become a masterful engagement spanning five decades. In this extraordinary compilation, which includes hundreds of previously unpublished pictures, we follow the famous photographer through the years as his personal and creative lives unfold and intertwine.

Produced to the highest production standards and featuring over 400 duotone images—from his first self-portraits, taken with cable release in hand, to recent images of the photographer with his family and extended network of friends—In the Picture explores Friedlander’s various guises throughout a rich and colorful life.



Published in association with the Yale University Art Gallery
Lee Friedlander is a photographer based in New York City. Richard Benson is a photographer and former dean of the Yale University School of Art.
Product Details ISBN: 9780300177299
ISBN-10: 0300177291
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: November 29th, 2011
Pages: 379
Language: English
“Through decades of keen observations of the American cultural landscape, Friedlander has been methodically, relentlessly and endearingly documenting himself. In the Picture . . . celebrates the pleasures of looking back at a life well seen.”—New York Times, Top Ten Photo Books of 2011
— Top Ten Photo Books

"What makes this latest (and, one hopes, not last) volume of self-portraiture exceptional is its inclusion of five decades of work and many never-before-seen images. . . . An excellent choice for photographers who wish to explore techniques of self-portraiture and readers interested in learning more about this great American photographer."—Michael Dashkin, Library Journal
— Michael Dashkin