Saturday, January 13, 2018
All of the pictures in photographer Lee Friedlander's new book have one thing in common: they feature a chain-link fence. Such fences indicate a desire to divide up and separate, but are also permeable or at least non-opaque, allowing us to see through to the other side. The subjects Friedlander has shot through the fences range from a crowd at the World Trade Center to a broken-down car and a pair of randy rhinos, but what's fascinating is the way that the viewer's perspective shifts: sometimes you feel as though you're looking in, and sometimes you feel as though you're looking out.
Posted by Ben at 9:41 AM