Met curator to discuss Friedlander works at Tulane

Jeff Rosenheim, photography curator for New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, will lead a discussion this Friday, Sept. 30, on works of photographer Lee Friedlander that are now on exhibit at the Uptown campus of Tulane University in New Orleans.

The discussion, which will focus on Friedlander’s Mid-20th Century photos of Crescent City jazz figures, will begin at the Newcomb Gallery at 3 p.m.

Rosenheim earned a master’s degree from the Newcomb art program at Tulane in 1986. He has since organized exhibitions on Friedlander, as well as Walker Evans, Robert Polidori, Diane Arbus, and Thomas Eakins, among others.

The exhibit, curated by Newcomb Assistant Professor Stephen Hilger, features 39 black and white photographs. Included are photos featuring musicians such as “Sweet Emma” Barrett, Joe James, and George Lewis, along with images of the city’s eternally vibrant street parades and other celebrations. The works are mainly drawn from Tulane’s William Ransom Hogan Archive of New Orleans Jazz.

You can views photo online at the site of the “Jazz People” exhibit.

Image: “Joe James at Westwego Fireman’s Hall, Westwego LA,1958,” by  Friedlander.