Alfred Stieglitz: the Lake George years

Rudy Komon gallery, Upper Level

Lake George was where Alfred Stieglitz conceived the Equivalents, possibly the most visionary works to exist in the photographic medium, spawning the era of ‘straight’ photography worldwide. This will be the first exhibition of Stieglitz photographs ever held in Australia.

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia.
From Thursday 17 June 2010 to Sunday 05 September 2010

(Georgie O'Keeffe: a portrait 1918) image

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Monday 15 March 2010.
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Lake George brought forth some of the most sublime photographs of the 20th century, whether of people or place. It was where Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) conceived his remarkable cloud photographs the Equivalents, possibly the most visionary works to exist in the photographic medium, spawning the era of ‘straight’ photography worldwide.

This will be the first exhibition of the photographs of Alfred Stieglitz ever held in Australia. It will present works rarely seen together, from prestigious institutions including the National Gallery of Art Washington, the Museum of Modern Art New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, J Paul Getty Museum Los Angeles and Museum of Fine Arts Boston, among others.

The exhibition includes 150 photographs and publications from the 1910s to the 1930s, including some of Stieglitz’s earliest ‘straight’ photographs, later editions of the journal Camera Work and portraits, including from the remarkable series of his wife Georgia O’Keeffe.