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    Equivalent
    Alfred Stieglitz, 1923
    Gelatin Silver Print, 3 11/16 x 4 5/8 in. (9.4 x 11.7 cm)
    San Francisco Museum of Art

    I saw this today for the first time and thought others here might appreciate it. I took the liberty of removing some spots.

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    Like!

    Yet, so big on my monitor and so small as a contact print, IRL.

    The link shows more, with a rare sense of innocence in all of them. Not picking the nudes, they are also innocent to my old eyes.

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    Ahead of his time, leading the way.
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    I have seen all of the original series together... They are wonderful and have an energy and life of their own...

    Too bad Stiglitz didn't shoot and print more... I had heard when his favorite Kodak paper was discontinued, he didn't bother to print anymore... Then health/heart problems curtailed photo endeavors... And found himself out of trend earlier when cutting edge art photography took a more "graphic" approach to composition...

    But don't forget to thank him for bringing modern art to America!!!

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    Re: Alfred Stieglitz: Equivalent 1923

    Stiglitz took on the extremely difficult task of trying to bring awareness of photography being an Art. Since the invention of photography it was considered to be nothing more than recording and image made using light and chemistry. This goal became Stiglitz's primary focus at "The Place" in NYC. Stiglitz was married to Georgia O'Keeffe. During their time together Stiglitz photographed Georgia to extremes including an entire series of nudes. He was not just one of the great art photographers, he was instrumental to altering the perceptions of what photography can be. In this AA documentary from 1981, at 28:20 AA is together with Georgia reminiscing about their days in NYC and "The Palace".
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHeRw3kY3pk

    Suspect Stiglitz curtailed his photography and spring making after taking on the goal of trying his very best to alter the perception of what photography can be... which is a form of Artistic Expression. Stiglitz spent his days in NYC while Georgia spent her days in New Mexico making art.

    It should be known and appreciated that Stiglitz did all he could to support his group of Artist in their artistic endeavors while struggling to keep the doors open at "The Place".


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    Re: Alfred Stieglitz: Equivalent 1923

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Lee View Post

    Equivalent
    Alfred Stieglitz, 1923
    Gelatin Silver Print, 3 11/16 x 4 5/8 in. (9.4 x 11.7 cm)
    San Francisco Museum of Art

    I saw this today for the first time and thought others here might appreciate it. I took the liberty of removing some spots.
    Thank you for sharing this!
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
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    Re: Alfred Stieglitz: Equivalent 1923

    I once saw the whole master set of prints. Dark, moody, heavy Gestalt with a bit of genius spice added. He obviously wasn't a happy man.

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    Re: Alfred Stieglitz: Equivalent 1923

    Mirror Mirror
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    Well, being able to rather precisely mirror one's inner self in their own photographs is a mark of genius, at least in my estimation. Thousands of people have taken wannabee "equivalents", pictures of trees n' clouds, and so forth. Few have the same punch in the gut impact as these.

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    Re: Alfred Stieglitz: Equivalent 1923

    Wisely worded

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