Mar 4, 2015
Mar 4, 2015

The Terminal

The Terminal

1893 (printed 1911)

Alfred Stieglitz

(American, 1864–1946)

Photogravure from the original negative

Image: 12.1 x 15.7 cm (4 3/4 x 6 3/16 in.); Paper: 27.9 x 19.9 cm (11 x 7 13/16 in.)

Gift of Karen and Walter Holtkamp 2014.421

Location

Exhibition

Description

Alfred Stieglitz valued the subtle qualities of prints by fine art photographers. He personally supervised the printing of Camera Work, a prestigious art journal he published that advocated for photography’s place as a fine art. He produced the photogravures from artists’ original negatives whenever possible. Here is a rare opportunity to compare Stieglitz’s The Terminal, printed using two different photomechanical techniques. Stieglitz declared the image a milestone not only for him but for photography and seeing itself. How do the slight differences—the cropping and the range of light-to-dark values, among others—affect the image for you?

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The Terminal
Alfred Stieglitz
Camera Work
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