Lee Friedlander: Factory Valleys: Ohio and Pennsylvania

Special Limited Editions with One Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

Lee Friedlander, Photographer

Leslie George Katz, Afterword


In 1979, Friedlander was commissioned by the Akron Art Museum to document the industrial area of the Ohio River Valley. Over the course of the following year, he traveled in Ohio and Pennsylvania, photographing the towns, cities, factories, and workers. The result is not only a stunning reportage of the industrial heartland of America, but also an insightful portrait of the contemporary American social landscape, seen with Friedlander's unique blend of formal brilliance, elliptical wit, and acute perception. As Leslie Katz stated in the afterword, “Not since the Great Depression has a series of images shown the factory world with the clarity that this book does.”



82 pages