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Apples and Olives
Lee Friedlander

Apples and Olives, Lee FriedlanderApples and Olives
Lee Friedlander
Fraenkel Gallery & Hasselblad Center


65 Pages
250 x 265 mm
ISBN 9781933045320


Lee Friedlander’s monumental 2005 MoMA retrospective showed, for the first time, a new series of landscapes made in the American West, while for Olives and Apples, he has looked back over the last decade’s work and culled a forest, tree by tree. His docile subjects, apple trees photographed in New York State and olive trees photographed in France, Italy and Spain from 1997-2004, are presented in circumstances ranging from sunny, leafy summer health to glittering winter ice-storm glory. Some of the most striking compositions are shot from just inside the reach of a tree’s furthest twigs, so that expanding branching limbs fill the frame, stretching out around the viewer.


About the Artist
Lee Friedlander began photographing the American social landscape in 1948. With an ability to organise a vast amount of visual information in dynamic compositions, Friedlander has made humorous and poignant images among the chaos of city life, dense natural landscape, and countless other subjects. Friedlander is also recognised for a group of self-portraits he began in the 1960s, reproduced in Self Portrait, an exploration that he turned to again in the late 1990s, and published in a monograph by Fraenkel Gallery in 2000.


About the Publishers
Fraenkel Gallery has presented almost 400 exhibitions since 1979 exploring photography and its relation to other media. The gallery exhibits and publishes significant works of art in a variety of media spanning two centuries. We believe that to understand photographs it helps to see them in light of other objects, and vice versa. The gallery represents the work of Robert Adams, Sophie Calle, Lee Friedlander, Adam Fuss, Nan Goldin, Katy Grannan, Richard Learoyd, Richard Misrach, Nicholas Nixon, Alec Soth, and Hiroshi Sugimoto, and works closely with the estates of Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Peter Hujar, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, and Garry Winogrand.

The Hasselblad Foundation was founded by Erna and Victor Hasselblad’s in 1979. The Foundation aims to promote research and academic teaching in the natural sciences and photography. This is achieved by awarding stipends in the natural sciences and photography, the Hasselblad Award, photographic research and photography exhibitions. Since 1999, there is also a research library, currently the only photography book library in Sweden.

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