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Stieglitz, Alfred (1864 - 1946)

Alfred Stieglitz was born in New York but it is in Berlin, where his family settled in 1882 that he discovers photography. He promptly takes part to the pictorialist movement, a follower of a naturalistic aesthetic. When he returns to New York in 1890, he is a celebrated actor of the photographic activity of the city, founding the Camera Club and Photo-Secession alongside Clarence White, Gertrude Kasebier and Edward Steichen. Alfred Stieglitz depicts soft toned and textured urban views with a strong highlight of atmospheric moods. From the mid 1910s, the American photographer begins to think photography differently preferring neat ‘straight photography’ to its manipulation to make it ressemble drawing or painting. Influenced by Cubism but also Paul Strand’s images and his partner, Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings, he explores his everyday surroundings with a sharp and contrasting aesthetic. Making portraits of his lover becomes one of his main occupations between 1917 and 1925, depicting a composite work that investigates the fragmentation of the self, the rapid pace and evolution of the modern society, the multiple facets of one’s personality and, finally, the idea that a photograph reflects the feelings of the photographer for his subject. Not only has Alfred Stieglitz been recognized as the influential advocate of modern photography but also has he been a vital force in the development of modern art in his country, introducing European modern artists such as Paul Cézanne and Francis Picabia to the public and nurturing America’s own modernist figures via his art galleries and publications.

Tags / Alfred Stieglitz - American Photographer - Pictorialism - 1910s - Modernity - Gallery
Alfred Stieglitz, Ellen Koeniger, 1916
Alfred Stieglitz, Ellen Koeniger, 1916
Alfred Stieglitz, Self-portrait, 1890
Alfred Stieglitz, Self-portrait, 1890
Alfred Stieglitz, From My Window at An American Place, 1931
Alfred Stieglitz, From My Window at An American Place, 1931
Alfred Stieglitz, The Picasso-Braque Exhibition, “291”, 1915
Alfred Stieglitz, The Picasso-Braque Exhibition, “291”, 1915
Alfred Stieglitz, Portrait of Waldo Frank, 1920
Alfred Stieglitz, Portrait of Waldo Frank, 1920
Alfred Stieglitz, Ellen Koeniger, Lake George, 1916
Alfred Stieglitz, Ellen Koeniger, Lake George, 1916
Alfred Stieglitz, Equivalent (Songs of the Sky), c. 1923
Alfred Stieglitz, Equivalent (Songs of the Sky), c. 1923
Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe in pencil on the reverse, 1918
Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe in pencil on the reverse, 1918
Alfred Stieglitz, Looking Northwest from the Shelton, New York 1932
Alfred Stieglitz, Looking Northwest from the Shelton, New York 1932
Alfred Stieglitz, Equivalent, 1926
Alfred Stieglitz, Equivalent, 1926
Alfred Stieglitz, Spiritual America, 1923
Alfred Stieglitz, Spiritual America, 1923
Alfred Stieglitz, Spring Showers, 1900
Alfred Stieglitz, Spring Showers, 1900
Alfred Stieglitz, Winter, Fifth Avenue, 1893
Alfred Stieglitz, Winter, Fifth Avenue, 1893
Alfred Stieglitz, The Terminal, 1892
Alfred Stieglitz, The Terminal, 1892
Alfred Stieglitz, The Steerage, 1907
Alfred Stieglitz, The Steerage, 1907
Alfred Stieglitz, The Flatiron Building, 1903
Alfred Stieglitz, The Flatiron Building, 1903
Alfred Stieglitz, The Aeroplane, 1910
Alfred Stieglitz, The Aeroplane, 1910
Alfred Stieglitz, Ford V-8, 1935
Alfred Stieglitz, Ford V-8, 1935
Alfred Stieglitz, Self-portrait, 1907
Alfred Stieglitz, Self-portrait, 1907
Alfred Stieglitz, A Snapshot, Paris, 1911
Alfred Stieglitz, A Snapshot, Paris, 1911
Alfred Stieglitz, Equivalent, 1929
Alfred Stieglitz, Equivalent, 1929
Alfred Stieglitz, Portrait  of Georgia O'Keeffe, 1918
Alfred Stieglitz, Portrait of Georgia O'Keeffe, 1918
Alfred Stieglitz, City of Ambition, 1911
Alfred Stieglitz, City of Ambition, 1911
Alfred Stieglitz, The Mauretania from Camera Work No. 36, 1910
Alfred Stieglitz, The Mauretania from Camera Work No. 36, 1910
Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, Neck, 1921
Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, Neck, 1921
Alfred Stieglitz, Equivalent 333, 1929
Alfred Stieglitz, Equivalent 333, 1929
Alfred Stieglitz, Equivalent, 1927
Alfred Stieglitz, Equivalent, 1927
Alfred Stieglitz, Mending Nets, 1894
Alfred Stieglitz, Mending Nets, 1894
Alfred Stieglitz, New York Central Yards, 1903
Alfred Stieglitz, New York Central Yards, 1903
Alfred Stieglitz, The Steerage, 1907
Alfred Stieglitz, The Steerage, 1907
Alfred Stieglitz, The Street, Fifth Avenue, 1900/01
Alfred Stieglitz, The Street, Fifth Avenue, 1900/01
Alfred Stieglitz, From the Back Window - 291 - New.York, Summer 1914
Alfred Stieglitz, From the Back Window - 291 - New.York, Summer 1914
Alfred Stieglitz, Reflections, Night, New York, 1897
Alfred Stieglitz, Reflections, Night, New York, 1897
Alfred Stieglitz, New York, from the Shelton, 1935
Alfred Stieglitz, New York, from the Shelton, 1935
Alfred Stieglitz, November Days, 1886
Alfred Stieglitz, November Days, 1886
Alfred Stieglitz, Ploughing, 1904
Alfred Stieglitz, Ploughing, 1904
Alfred Stieglitz, Scurrying Home, 1894
Alfred Stieglitz, Scurrying Home, 1894
Alfred Stieglitz, Old and New New York, 1910
Alfred Stieglitz, Old and New New York, 1910
Alfred Stieglitz, Landscape
Alfred Stieglitz, Landscape
Alfred Stieglitz, Venetian Canal, 1894
Alfred Stieglitz, Venetian Canal, 1894
Alfred Stieglitz, The Swimming Lesson, 1906
Alfred Stieglitz, The Swimming Lesson, 1906
Alfred Stieglitz, The hand of man, 1902
Alfred Stieglitz, The hand of man, 1902
Alfred Stieglitz, Looking Northwest from the Shelton, 1932
Alfred Stieglitz, Looking Northwest from the Shelton, 1932
Alfred Stieglitz, Song of the Sky and Trees, 1923
Alfred Stieglitz, Song of the Sky and Trees, 1923
Alfred Stieglitz, Music, A Sequence of Ten Cloud Photographs, N° VII, 1922
Alfred Stieglitz, Music, A Sequence of Ten Cloud Photographs, N° VII, 1922
Alfred Stieglitz, Eliz S. Davidson, Georgia O'Keeffe, Donald Davidson, Shingling Shanty, Summer 1919
Alfred Stieglitz, Eliz S. Davidson, Georgia O'Keeffe, Donald Davidson, Shingling Shanty, Summer 1919
Alfred Stieglitz, Self-portrait, 1894
Alfred Stieglitz, Self-portrait, 1894
Alfred Stieglitz, Self-portrait, 1907
Alfred Stieglitz, Self-portrait, 1907
Alfred Stieglitz, On the Ferry Boat, 1904
Alfred Stieglitz, On the Ferry Boat, 1904
Alfred Stieglitz, The Pool - Deal, 1910
Alfred Stieglitz, The Pool - Deal, 1910
Alfred Stieglitz, A Dirigible, 1910
Alfred Stieglitz, A Dirigible, 1910
Alfred Stieglitz, Five Points, New York, 1893
Alfred Stieglitz, Five Points, New York, 1893
Alfred Stieglitz, On the Ferry Boat, 1904
Alfred Stieglitz, On the Ferry Boat, 1904
Alfred Stieglitz, The Landing, 1894
Alfred Stieglitz, The Landing, 1894
Alfred Stieglitz, West Street, 1893
Alfred Stieglitz, West Street, 1893
Alfred Stieglitz, Portrait-S R, 1904
Alfred Stieglitz, Portrait-S R, 1904
Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe hands, 1919
Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe hands, 1919
Alfred Stieglitz, Hansom Cabs, 1894
Alfred Stieglitz, Hansom Cabs, 1894
Alfred Stieglitz, The Glow of Night, 1897
Alfred Stieglitz, The Glow of Night, 1897
Alfred Stieglitz, The Incoming Boat
Alfred Stieglitz, The Incoming Boat
Alfred Stieglitz, A Winter Sky - Central Park, 1897
Alfred Stieglitz, A Winter Sky - Central Park, 1897
Alfred Stieglitz, Snow, 1900
Alfred Stieglitz, Snow, 1900
Alfred Stieglitz, Waiting for The Return, 1896
Alfred Stieglitz, Waiting for The Return, 1896
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