Alfred Stieglitz HonFRPS (January 1, 1864 – July 13, 1946) was an American photographer and modern art promoter who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an accepted art form. In addition to his photography, Stieglitz was known for the New York art galleries that he ran in the early part of the 20th century, where he introduced many avant-garde European artists to Born: January 1, 1864, Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.
In 1894, Stieglitz travelled to Europe and was elected a member of the Linked Ring, a pictorialist society in London. In 1902, Stieglitz founded the Photo-Secession Movement which attempted to prove that pictorialist photography was a fine art form. From 1903 to 1917, Stieglitz was publisher and director of Camera Work magazine.
“It is hard to overstate the influence Stieglitz had on photography as an art in America. Through his own images, writings, publications, and galleries, and by the sheer power of his personality, he gave strong impetus first to pictorialism at the turn of the century, then to its successor, ‘straight’ photography.
Jul 23, 2017 · When Alfred Stieglitz met Georgia O’Keeffe in 1916, he was an internationally renowned photographer with his own gallery in Manhattan. She was 28 — 25 years his junior — and virtually unknown as a schoolteacher in Texas. As he began falling for her, Stieglitz became O’Keeffe’s guide and mentor, exhibiting her work in his gallery. Author: Sarah Nechamkin.