Daily Dose Pick: Lee Friedlander

Award-winning photographer and MacArthur genius Lee Friedlander retains an undeniably keen eye for documenting the American social landscape.

Friedlander — who’s equally known for his 1979 nude pictures of Madonna — started out photographing jazz musicians in the ’50s and later made amazing self-portraits, complex landscapes, and engaging views of big cities and the people that inhabit them. The artist is still active at 76, and his latest series joyfully captures America, framed in car windows and mirrors.

Visit Lee Friedlander’s Artnet site, view his gallery page, check out America by Car at the Whitney Museum of American Art, buy the exhibition catalogue, and take a peek at Friedlander’s nudes of Madonna.

Click through below for a gallery of images from Friedlander’s America by Car.

Lee Friedlander, Montana, 2008, from the series America by Car, 1995-2009. Gelatin silver print, 15 x 15 in. (38.1 x 38.1 cm). Collection of the artist; courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco © Lee Friedlander, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco