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Note from the Editor

Lee Friedlander (right) reviews proofs of Parties

Parties: The Human Clay

Gallery staff went on press in July for Parties, the newest volume in photographer Lee Friedlander’s Human Clay series, now available in the Bookstore. This lively publication offers more than 150 photographs of revelers in various cities and locations, including famed locales such as Tony Moran’s Bar in New Orleans and Sardi’s Restaurant in New York City. Featuring an energetic and festive fuchsia cover, Parties contains images of partygoers drawn from Friedlander’s vast archive, taken over the course of 50 years. Faces both famous and anonymous are caught in moments of repose and ecstasy, public conversation and private intimacy. This celebratory publication fittingly commemorates Friedlander’s remarkable success in capturing the idiosyncrasies of human connection, emotion, and celebration.

Tiffany Sprague

Director of Publications and Editorial Services

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