View Full Version : Alvin Langdon Coburn at George Eastman House

Mark Sampson
8-Jan-2016, 15:06
I saw this show in November but haven't posted about it until now. It's spectacular. Huge platinum prints, many famous and previously unknown pictures. Pictorialism meets modernism...
They even have his 4x5 SLR and his Pinkham&Smith lens on display. I've been going to the Eastman since I was a toddler, and paying attention since I was a teenager, and they have never shown 90% of what's on display.

Here's a lift from the museum's promo:

Drawn from the collection of the George Eastman Museum, the Royal Photographic Society, and the Museum of Modern Art, this retrospective--in its only US appearance--marks the first time since 1962 that Coburn's work from multiple collections has been brought together in a major exhibition. On view through January 24!

BTW, the George Eastman House is now known as the George Eastman Museum....

but get to see this show before it's gone!