Self-portraiture is a challenging and complicated subject for any artist. Many fascinating and daunting questions emerge: if an artist is also the subject of the work, is there a conflict of interest? Or does self-portraiture afford an artist the opportunity to explore more freely the significance and meaning of his own presence within the world? And, what do these works actually tell us about an artist?
Throughout his career, the preeminent photographer Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) has taken on the challenge of self-portraiture. In this extraordinary book, we experience the full range of Friedlander's photography, from his early works to recent photographs taken of the artist with his family.