Camera Work: A Centennial Celebration


Share This

Share on facebookShare on twitterShare on linkedinShare on pinterestShare on tumblrShare via email

The Photo Review has published a 64-page full-color catalogue entitled "Camera Work: A Centennial Celebration," with essays by Peter C. Bunnell, Lucy Bowditch, Stephen Perloff, Barbara L. Michaels, and Luis Nadeau. Camera Work (1903-1917) was Alfred Stieglitz's pioneering publication that fought for the acceptance of photography as a fine art and also introduced modern art to Americans. The catalogue is $20 Plus $4 shipping and is available from The Photo Review, 140 East Richardson Avenue, Suite 301, Langhorne, PA 19047. Phone is 1-215-891-0214. A special expanded limited edition of the catalogue with an essay on 21st - The Journal of Contemporary Photography, by Jean Dykstra and a portfolio by Carl Corey, director of the digital atelier GalleryPrint, including a tipped-in archival pigment print by Corey, is available for $50 plus $4 postage.

Peter Bunnell is represented by two classic essays: "A Photographic Vision / Pictorial Photography, 1889-1923" and "Alfred Stieglitz & Camera Work."

Lucy Bowditch's contribution, "Steichen and Camera Work," describes Steichen's many roles at the journal as an inspiration, designer, talent scout, advertiser, writer, and photographer.

Stephen Perloff's essay "Pictorialism into Modernism" investigates the roots of Pictorialism and the role that Stieglitz, Coburn, and Strand played in moving photographic practice from Pictorialism to Modernism.

Barbara L. Michaels's "On Charles Sheeler, the Camera Work that Wasn't, and Others that Might Have Been" examines the unpublished issue 51 of Camera Work, which Stieglitz had planned to feature the photographs of Charles Sheeler.

Luis Nadeau's "Reproduction Processes Used in Camera Work, 1903-1917" explains the various techniques used to make the plates that were tipped-in to Camera Work.