Image: 20.3 x 15.6 cm (8 x 6 1/8 in.)
Gift of Carl and Joan Schneider 2021.223
Early twentieth-century fine art photographers turned to the photomechanical process of photogravure to widely disseminate high quality prints of their images.
The Pictorialists were the first international movement to argue that photography could be a fine art as imaginative and unique as painting or printmaking. Around 1900, a star of the movement, Alvin Langdon Coburn, produced an artistic portrait one of its leaders, Ohio-born Clarence H. White. In 1912, photogravure was used to produce extremely high quality prints of the image that were ink on paper which were bound into the journal for the movement, Camera Work.
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