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Brigman, Anne (1869 - 1950)

A ship captain’s wife who had trained as a painter, Anne Brigman turned to photography in 1902 and promptly joined Alfred Stiegltiz’s Photo-Secession. Most of her photographs depicted feminine nudes within natural Californian environments. Inspired by symbolist and romantic painting, the American photographer also drew on pagan mythology and her childhood Hawaiian beliefs, thus turning her sitters into poetic evocations of  some sort of organic divinities. Not only did Anne Brigman highlight feminist ideals through her independent and active professional practice but also did she deliver a liberated portrayal of womanhood.

Tags / Anne Brigman - American Photography - Pictorialism - Nature - Nudes - 1910s
Anne Brigman, Dawn, 1912
Anne Brigman, Dawn, 1912
Anne Brigman, Dryads, 1913
Anne Brigman, Dryads, 1913
Anne Brigman, Figure in Landscape, 1923
Anne Brigman, Figure in Landscape, 1923
Anne Brigman, Finis, 1912
Anne Brigman, Finis, 1912
Anne Brigman, Incantation, 1905
Anne Brigman, Incantation, 1905
Anne Brigman, Self-portrait, 1919
Anne Brigman, Self-portrait, 1919
Anne Brigman, Soul of the Blasted Pine, 1909
Anne Brigman, Soul of the Blasted Pine, 1909
Anne Brigman, Storm Tree, 1915
Anne Brigman, Storm Tree, 1915
Anne Brigman, The Brook, date unknown
Anne Brigman, The Brook, date unknown
Anne Brigman, The Bubble, 1909
Anne Brigman, The Bubble, 1909
Anne Brigman, The Cleft of the Rock, 1912
Anne Brigman, The Cleft of the Rock, 1912
Anne Brigman, The Cricket's Song, 1908
Anne Brigman, The Cricket's Song, 1908
Anne Brigman, The Dying Cedar, 1909
Anne Brigman, The Dying Cedar, 1909
Anne Brigman, The Pool, 1912
Anne Brigman, The Pool, 1912
Anne Brigman, The Shadow on my Door, 1921
Anne Brigman, The Shadow on my Door, 1921
Anne Brigman, The Source, 1909
Anne Brigman, The Source, 1909
Anne Brigman, The Water Nixie, 1914
Anne Brigman, The Water Nixie, 1914
Anne Brigman, The Wondrous Globe, 1912
Anne Brigman, The Wondrous Globe, 1912
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