Lee Friedlander was born in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1934. His first exhibition was at the International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, in 1963. His work has been exhibited in major museums throughout the world. His books include Self Portrait (1970), Lee Friedlander- Photographs (1973), The American Monument (1976), Factory Valleys (1982), Lee Friedlander- Portraits (1985), and Like a One-Eyed Cat (1989). In 1990 he received the prestigious award from the MacArthur Foundation.