Anthony Friedkin's photographs have been recognized internationally. His work is included in the permanent collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the George Eastman House in Rochester. His photographs have been published in Japan, Russia, Europe and many Fine Art magazines in America. He received a National Endowment of the Arts grant in 1977 and was given a special commendation by Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley for his contribution to Fine Art Photography in 1980. He was sponsored by the Parson’s foundation in 1996 to create an exemplary set of photographs about Los Angeles.
A native of Los Angeles, Anthony Friedkin has been documenting the social landscape with his in-depth Photo Essays that cover a diverse range of subjects and lifestyles. By using his camera as a means of personal discovery, his full frame black & white photographs explore the many layers of reality.
Friedkin has also taught photography at both U.C.L.A and the California Institute of the Arts. He has guest lectured at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the downtown Los Angeles Public Library and many other diverse educational institutions. His exhibition photographs, which he creates in his own darkroom, are included in numerous corporate and private collections.
"TIMEKEEPER", a beautiful monograph contains many of his most compelling photographs. It was self-published in 2003.
Friedkin began working professionally almost from the moment he left High School. He started his career as a stringer photojournalist for the highly respected photographic cooperative Magnum Photos. His work has appeared in Rolling stone, Newsweek, French Zoom, the Los Angeles Times Newspaper, Malibu magazine and numerous book publications including Tashen’s comprehensive volume on Los Angeles and the Huntington library’s "This Side of Paradise". He later became a unit still photographer working on Motion Pictures, Television shows and documentaries.
He is currently pursuing a life long passion of photographing Southern California, including his "Ocean Wave Series" and also originating distinctive Panoramas, which interpret the graffiti and street art around the various neighborhoods of Los Angeles.