In celebration of the exhibition Ilse Bing: Queen of the Leica, internationally renowned Cleveland photographer Abe Frajndlich speaks with curator Barbara Tannenbaum about his collaborations with fellow German immigrant Ilse Bing in the 1980s and 1990s, which included remaking her iconic self-portrait 55 years later and printing for her.
Abe Frajndlich has been a professional photographer for 50 years. In that time, his work has been collected by the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Centre Pompidou, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum Ludwig, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and other international collections, public and private. He has published nine books and has worked on assignment for the New York Times Magazine, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Magazine, LIFE, Vanity Fair, the Observer, Elle (UK), The Times (London), and numerous other publications internationally. After living in New York City from 1984 to 2016, Frajndlich now lives and works in Beachwood, Ohio.