Lee Friedlander’s Intimate Portraits

Jeanette Seaver and Jean Genet, Democratic National Convention, Chicago, 1968. Photo: Lee Friedlander

With its six-part series “The Human Clay,” Yale University Art Gallery is releasing a diverse array of work by the legendary photographer Lee Friedlander — “Portraits,” the latest installment of the project, collects his photographs of leading figures in art and culture over the last half-century. Friedlander’s subjects range from Fran Lebowitz to Derek Jeter, from Allen Ginsberg to Martin Luther King Jr., all depicted with arresting immediacy, often in their everyday environments.

Click through the slideshow for more examples of Friedlander’s intimate portraiture.