In the 21st century we can’t imagine life without our screens. But in the early 1960s, Lee Friedlander was documenting the moment in history when it all began. Travelling across America, he photographed various nondescript television screens he came across in motel rooms. The images document dark, lifeless spaces dominated by glaring screens featuring various icons of popular culture. Friedlander provides unique commentary on 1960s America, which was very much defined by the rise of TV and, inevitably, America’s obsession with pop culture.
Photo London, Somerset House