Maria, New City, New York, 1970, gelatin silver print ©Lee Friedlander, Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
Deborah Bell Photographs is honored to present MARIA, an exhibition of photographs by Lee Friedlander featuring his wife, Maria. Dating from 1958 to 2008, the pictures were taken during Maria and Lee's early marriage, and throughout their family life as parents and grandparents. The 32 prints in the exhibition were selected by Friedlander for this venue, thus offering a special opportunity for his audience to see these pictures in a new and intimate context. Although most of the photographs on view are well known from their inclusion in Friedlander's books and exhibition catalogues, and have appeared on the walls of many museum and gallery exhibitions internationally, this is the first exhibition devoted to Friedlander's pictures of Maria, and contributes to the ongoing narrative of this fifty-year love story.