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Alfred Stieglitz


PhotoUtopia Intro: In Alfred Stieglitz photography had possibly its greatest champion, for at the turn of the last century, as photography fought for its place amongst the fine arts, no one person did more to propel it forward than Stieiglitz. Whether through the Photo-Secession which he helped found, or his now famous 291 gallery and his often reprinted Camera Works magazine, he not only

championed the medium, but gave support and guidance to so many aspiring photographers, amongst them, Ansel Adams, Paul Strand, Berenice Abbott and Edward Steichen to name a few.
In his personal work, he sought to transpose real emotion to the viewer, to paraphrase, he would wait until what he saw through the view finder, was equal to what he was experiencing in his heart and then releasing the shutter, he would hope to capture an image that would bring the viewer that same experience. For me this can be seen most clearly in ‘Terminal’ or ‘Hand of Man’.

Wikipedia*Alfred Stieglitz (January 1, 1864 – July 13, 1946), was an American photographer and modern art promoter who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an accepted art form. In addition to his photography, Stieglitz is known for the New York art galleries that he ran in the early part of the 20th century, where he introduced many avant-garde European artists to the U.S. He was married to painter Georgia O'Keeffe.

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