Camera Work: Pictorialism and Photogravure

 

This selection of plates from Camera Work, highlighting portraits, landscape studies and illustrations contained in editions issued from 1905-1913. Stieglitz’s perseverance and dedication to the championing innovative photographic work opened the door for the acceptance of the medium – especially in America – as a valid creative tool. This quarterly journal was called Camera Work and became the primary mouthpiece by which Stieglitz and his colleagues could not only promote innovative image-making, but also make the case that photography was a legitimate art form. No expense was spared in providing the periodical with the highest quality reproductions, allowing the experience of a subscriber when looking at the images to mirror that of seeing finished work in a gallery.

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