Pang Xiangliang • Daily Review

Friday, 28 August 2015

“Far from being the avant-garde formalist he was adjudged to have been in the nineteen-seventies, a man forging a new tradition of cold, disinterested, rather empty self-referential photography—in which the ‘social landscape’ was in effect an asocial ‘landscape’, or playground of photographic artifice—[Lee] Friedlander has turned out to be a rather more old-fashioned photographic animal. . . . I would contend that Friedlander, like many of the best twentieth century photographers, from Alfred Stieglitz to Nan Goldin, is essentially a diarist. His whole oeuvre, in short, is a record of experience.” Gerry Badger • Creative Camera via American Suburb X