Stieglitz and the Photo-Secession, 1902
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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1902 exhibition Alfred Stieglitz Collection Alvin Langdon Coburn American Photography American Pictorial Photography American salon Art,The Alfred Stieglitz artistic Arts Club exhibition Arts Club show Becher Berg Bullock Camera Club Camera Notes Catalogue cover CATHERINE JOHNSON Charles circa CLARENCE H Clarence White Clark and Elizabeth club's Coburn Colburn Clarke courtesy George Eastman Dallett Fuguet Devens Dyer Edmiston Edmund Stirling Edward Steichen ELIZABETH FLINT WADE Ema Spencer exhibitors founding member FRANK EUGENE George Eastman House Gertrude Kasebier Gum bichromate Halftone Henry Troth Holland Day images included International Exhibition Laurvik Linked Ring Mary Morgan Keipp Museum of Art Museum of Art,The National Arts Club Nude O'Conor Sloane organized Oscar Maurer painters Philadelphia Photographic Salon Philadelphia Salon Photo-Secession exhibition Photo-Secession show Photo-Secessionist Photographic Society Photogravure pictorialists Platinum,The Metropolitan Museum Portrait prints Private collection Renwick ROSE CLARK Secession Society of Philadelphia studied Watson-Schiitze WILLIAM INNES HOMER Yarnall Abbott York City