Stieglitz and the Photo-Secession, 1902

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Viking Studio, Aug 22, 2002 - Photography - 133 pages
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At the turn of the last century, there was a sense of dissatisfaction within both the American and European photographic communities. In 1902, an avant-garde band of photographers, led by Alfred Stieglitz, began to champion their work as art, rather than as a mere form of documentation, in an exhibit at the National Arts Club in New York. They called themselves the Photo-Secession and are considered to be the best and most original photographers of their day. This group included luminaries such as Edward Steichen, F. Holland Day, Frank Eugene, Gertrude Käsebier, Clarence H. White, and Stieglitz himself.

Stieglitz and the Photo-Secession, 1902 is the first book to re-create that monumental exhibit, with 100 color plates complemented by text from noted art scholar William Innes Homer. This beautiful book and remarkable tribute to Steiglitz and his contemporaries is a must for all lovers and students of photography.

Edited by Catherine Johnson.

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Esteemed author Johns (emerita, history of art, Univ. of Pennsylvania; Thomas Eakins: The Heroism of Modern Life) manages to separate this work from the pack of scholarship on quintessential American ... Read full review


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William Innes Homer, the H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Art History at the University of Delaware, is one of the foremost authorities of the photographic pictorial movement.

Catherine Johnson began her career working with British photographer Norman Parkinson. She currently is Chair of the National Arts Club Photography Committee.