Street The Human Clay Lee Friedlander

Publication date:
06 Sep 2016
Yale University Art Gallery
217 pages: 244 x 279mm
208 duotone illus.


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.

Lee Friedlander is a photographer based in Rockland County, New York.

“A giant of American street photography long before the moniker was coined, Lee Friedlander’s expansive body of work encompasses everything from intimate portraits of family figures to snapshots from the gilded lives of celebrities… The pictures themselves are tremendously detailed, and full of humour.”—Glass