Lee Friedlander — Self Portrait

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SELF-PORTRAIT was Friedlander’s first monograph and one of the most influential monographs. As Martin Parr and Gerry Badger write of the first edition in The Photobook: A History, Vol. I, Friedlander “critiques the act of photographing, laying bare the process, and emphasizing that it is about personal point of view. SelfPortrait is a complex, subtle work that functions as an oblique document of contemporary experience.” This is a beautifully produced, faithful, and worthy edition, adding a few well-known images not originally included and John Szarkowski’s essay


“Self Portrait. Photographs by Lee Friedlander”. Published by New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2005 (1970). Thin, squarish small 4to hardcover, with jacket. Unpaginated – 104 pages and 46 duotones. Includes an afterword by John Szarkowski. Remainder mark to bottom edge, else fine tight copy, clean and well preserved

Third edition, 1st thus, with additional material in the original design of the 1st edition. Included in “The Open Book”, pp. 262, Parr and Badger, and Auer


Lee Friedlander — Self Portrait