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Alfred Stieglitz

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A vital force in the development of modern art in America, Alfred Stieglitz’s significance lies as much in his work as an art dealer, exhibition organizer, publisher, and editor as it does in his career as a photographer. He is credited with spearheading the rise of modern photography in America in the early years of the twentieth century, publishing the periodical Camera Work (1903–17) and forming the exhibition society, the Photo-Secession. He ran a series of influential galleries that introduced European modernist painters and sculptors to America and to foster America’s own modernist figures. Insistent that photography warranted a place among the fine arts, Stieglitz’s own work showed great technical mastery of tone and texture and reveled in exploring atmospherics. (The Art Story)

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