Lee Friedlander

The Recoletos Hall at the Mapfre Foundation hosts an exhibition that displays the works of the prestigious American photographer, Lee Friedlander.

Curated by Carlos Gollonet, Head Photography Curator at the MAPFRE Foundation, this exhibition focusing on Lee Friedlander (Aberdeen, Washington, 1934) represents the American social landscape. This is precisely what differentiates his work, and that of other important artists of the time, such as Garry Winogrand and Diane Arbus, from the documentary photographers of the previous decades.

After the New Documents exhibition, organised at the Museum of Modern Art and Toward a Social Landscape at the George Eastman House, the influence that Walker Evans and Robert Frank had on each other became more than evident.

His work has been recognised and acknowledged throughout his artistic and professional career with prestigious awards, such as the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in 2005.

Image Credit:

Lee Friedlander. Oregon, 1997. © Lee Friedlander, courtesy of the Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco


Lee Friedlander. Oregon, 1997. © Lee Friedlander, cortesía Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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Mon: 2pm – 8pm

Tues - Sat: 10am – 8pm

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Tourist area: 
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de Recoletos, 23
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