25 January - 8 April 2002
The first significant exhibition devoted to the American photographer Alfred Stieglitz and the other photographers who worked for the magazine Camera Work. Founded by Stieglitz in New York in 1903, the magazine, which ceased publication in 1917, was the vital source of images that would spread to revolutionize the concept of photography; indeed, it demanded the respect this new art form deserved as a "means of personal expression" in its own right. The exhibition assembled 122 original photographs belonging to the collection at the Royal Photographic Society in Bath in the U.K. Besides the shots by Stieglitz, also on display were photographs by James Craig Annan, Annie W. Brigman, Julia Margaret Cameron, Alvin Langdon Coburn, George Davison, Robert Demachy, Mary Devens, Frank Eugene, Frederick H. Evans, Paul Burty Haviland, Hugo Henneberg, David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, Alfred Horsley Hinton, Theodor and Oskar Hofmeister, Adolph de Meyer, George H. Seeley, Edward J. Steichen, Paul Strand, and Clarence H. White.
Exhibition curated by Alessandra Mauro in collaboration with Cecilia Canziani.
Mounted by Lucio Turchetta.
Catalogue edited by Sara Antonelli and Alessandra Mauro, with essays by the curators and an anthology of essays by the Camera Work photographers.