Alfred Stieglitz: Camera Work

Pam Roberts
552 pages
5.5 x 7.7 inches

Multilingual Edition: English, French, German

Photographer, writer, publisher, and curator Alfred Stieglitz (1864–1946) was a visionary far ahead of his time. Around the turn of the 20th century, he founded the Photo-Secession, a progressive movement to advance the creative possibilities of photography. In 1903 he began publishing Camera Work, an avant-garde magazine devoted to voicing the ideas of the Photo-Secession both in images and words. Camera Work was the first photo journal with a visual rather than technical focus, and its illustrations were of the highest-quality, hand-pulled photogravure and were printed on Japanese tissue. This book brings together all the photographs from the journal’s 50 issues.