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History of Photography: Week 6

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History of Photography: Week 6 CNPH 24000-01

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Pictorialism and the Photo Secession.
History of Photography
Rhonda Vanover
Class Notes
history, Photography, Photo Secession, Pictorialism
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Date Created: 03/05/16
Thursday, March 3, 2016 History of Photography Week 6: Day 2: Pictorialism and the Photo-Secession (1889-1914) - Julia Margaret Cameron • She is the force behind artists photographers • She is the advocate for pictorials • Shadow of the cross, 1865, Albumen Print, Isle of Wright, England • I wait, 1872, Albumen, England - Religious connotations • And Enid Sang, 1874, Albumen, England - soft focus creates a painterly feel - romanticism • Ophelia, 1867, England • Photographs a lot - photography should be concerned with beauty other than fact - shapes and replicative aspects of photography as limitations - Accepted manipulation of photographic print - Artistic photographs should be considered equivalent as other mediums - Gum Bichromate • used by pictorials • Toxic • used pigment inside the emulsion - Robert Demachy • Was also writer about photography • Member of Paris photo club - groups help elevate each other’s work 1 Thursday, March 3, 2016 • Struggle, 1904, photogravure - Painterly • Vitesse, 1904, Gum Bichromate - romanticized image of modern machinery - Grainy - Adolph de Mayor still life hydrangea • • Becomes a fashion photographer for vogue and vanity fair • Poetic - Frank Eugene • Adam and eve, 1910, - Lobovikov • The widow’s pillow,1900, Bromoil and Varnish’ • Pictorials emphasizes nostalgia - Photographic associations brought together people with diverse interests and occupations • Hold Salons or group shows • believed their way of photographing was equivalent to other mediums - Clarence H White • atmospheric photos • teacher at Colombia • Started his own photography school Mourning, 1908, Photogravure • - Gazing balls • Drops of Rain, 1903, Platinum Print - Ball is reminiscent of art history, a look into another spiritual realm 2 Thursday, March 3, 2016 • Elevating inteiro, 1899, Platinum Print • The watcher, 1906, Platinum Print - F. Holland Day • uses religious iconography • mostly nude of semi nude pictures • Untitled (crucifix with Roman Soldiers), 1896 - People are in costume, theatrical • Photographed a lot of young boys and men • Nude youth with laurel wreath stating against rocks, 1907, Platinum Print - dramatic pose - Body is aggressive and exposed - Highly sexualized - Response to classical sculpture - Frederick Evans • Steps to chapter house: A sea of steps, Wells Cathedral, 1903 - no dodging and burning - Steps are worn and uneven - Steps resemble waves - Photo Secession • founded in 1902 • To advance photography as applied to pictorial expression • To draw together americans practicing ro otherwise interested in the art • To hold salons from time to time • organized by steiglitz to compile the serious recognition of photography as an additional medium of pictorial expression • Members: F Holland Day, Steichen, Clarence H wHite, Kasebeir, Boughton 3 Thursday, March 3, 2016 • Publication: Camera work - Outside of the publication steiglitz had small galleries (known as 291) - Shows people other than photographers - International publication • The last entry will be of Paul strand • Sadakichi Hartman - Critic of pictorials who believed they were extremists • Alfred Stieglitz - comes from a well off family - not a great family man - wanted to make american photograph the equal of european painting - The Flatiron • Winter, Looks like modern made structure is taking over natural landscape • Picture of a new america still in the making - Sun’s rays-Paula Berlin, 1889, Chloride Print, Berlin • Shadows • Shape of the blinds • Lighting plays a part in the texture of the photo • Shows personal effects in the photograph almost creating a narrative - The Steerage, 1907, Photogravure • A ship leaving the US going to Europe • Separation of classes (done by the bridge) • starts to see shapes forming • People on the bottom are common people, not dressed fancily and they looked weathered • Focused on shapes, the hat, and suspenders 4 Thursday, March 3, 2016 - Could be anyone - of that era • Georgia O’Keeffee-Torso, 1918, Gelatin Silver Print - They become friends and write love letters to each other, sent through the mail - backgrounds and light compliment her figure - Called it a portrait of her lover • Equivalent, 1930, Gelatin Silver Print • Edward Steichen - Self portrait, 1903 - Stieglitz was looking for a counterpart and Teichen was a great photographer and painter and curator - The pond-moonlight, Gum bichromate over platinum, 1904 • 1 of 3 different print from the same negative - Flatiron, 1904, Blue tinted gum bichromate film over a platinum print 1 of 3 different prints • - Francis Benjamin Johnson • self portrait (as new woman), 1896, Gelatin Silver Print - manly pose • Paul Strand • The linked Ring - founded by Henry Peach Robinson - the photo secession 5


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