Corey Wallace | by Liz Ham | Manuscript magazine no.02
Nude (Madonna), 1979
gelatin silver prints, 13 x 8 5/8 inches each
In September 1985, Playboy published two portfolios of nude photographs of the entertainer Madonna in what would be the last stapled issue of the magazine. The photographers represented were Martin H. Schreiber and Lee Friedlander. Friedlander recalled hiring the young art student for the shoot. “She seemed very confident, a street-wise girl. She told me she was putting a band together but half the kids that age are doing that. She was a good professional model,” he recalled. Six pages of his studies were published. Friedlander reportedly was paid $100,000 for the rights to reproduce the images which he referred to as his “Madonna Fellowship”.