Peter Galassi was Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art from 1991 to 2011. He is the author of studies of the photographs of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, and Lee Friedlander, among other books.
 (October 2013)

‘Bursting with Meanings and Emotions’

Garry Winogrand: Park Avenue, New York, 1959
Which artist made the fullest and most engaging picture of the United States in the second half of the twentieth century? In the still-and-mute division of the visual arts, I’d nominate two photographers: Lee Friedlander, whose ceaselessly enchanting exploration of the American social landscape is now in its sixth decade, …