Lee Friedlander was born in 1934 in Aberdeen, United Stated. He studied photography at the Art Center in Los Angeles, and at the end of the nineteen-forties he began documenting the American society through a series of black and white pictures. In 1963 he had his first solo exhibition, in Rochester. In 1971, together with Diane Arbus and Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander was one of the key figures in the legendary ‘New Documents’ exhibition at MoMA in New York. Today, his series Screens, American Monuments, Nudes, and At Work—along with the pictures he took of jazz musicians for countless album covers—constitute a seminal chapter in twentieth-century American photography.
His work was included in the exhibition 'Dancing with Myself' (2018) at Punta della Dogana.