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From left, project director Danny Frank of Meridian Printing, production manager Thomas Palmer, and photographer Lee Friedlander reviewing a press sheet for Friedlander’s upcoming book Portraits: The Human Clay, available from the Gallery this summer.

On Press with The Human Clay by Lee Friedlander

This week, the Gallery is on press at Meridian Printing in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, with its next two publications by acclaimed American photographer Lee Friedlander, an exciting new series of six publications to be released over three years. Each book focuses on images of people drawn from the artist’s vast archive, and the first two volumes, titled Portraits and Children, each present more than two hundred photographs—many never before published—taken over the course of Friedlander’s four-decade-long career. Chosen and sequenced by the artist himself, the images capture moments of deep vulnerability and emotion. Portraits features Friedlander’s family and friends in addition to political figures and celebrities—including architect Maya Lin, baseball player Derek Jeter, and artist Walker Evans. Children offers candid pictures of America’s youth, including Friedlander’s own children as well as those of his relatives and friends, during their most formative years. When taken together, the Human Clay volumes illustrate Friedlander’s unique and perceptive approach to portraiture, as well as the diversity and depth of this body of work.

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