Alfred Stieglitz Michaela Pomeroy Period 4
Biography Alfred Stieglitz was born on January 1st in Hoboken, New Jersey 1864. In 1883 Stieglitz develops his first photograph. In 1887 he wins his first prize for “A Good Joke” from the magazine Amateur Photographer. In 1891 he joins the society of Amateur Photographer. In 1893 Stieglitz marries Emmeline Obermeyer, his business partner’s sister. On September 27, 1898 his daughter Katherine was born. In 1924 Stieglitz divorces Emmeline and marries Georgia O’Keeffe.
What made Alfred Stieglitz famous? • Stieglitz became famous after first photos won competition. • Were printed in a magazine in Europe, in the summer of 1886.
Did Stieglitz do art, documentary, advertising, etc.? • His only true focus was artistic photography. • Work shown at the first International Salon at the Photo Club of Paris. • Opened The Little Galleries of the photo-secession, later known as “291”. • Work has been shown at The Museum of Modern Arts.
Alfred Stieglitz Printed from…? • His printed his first photo in 1883 • While the exact date of his last print is unknown, is most likely that he printing up to 1946, the year of his death.
What was going on in the world and was it reflected in his photos? • Alfred Stieglitz turned 50 when World War I was raging. • World War I was not a theme in any of his works art.
If Stieglitz impacted history, what was the impact? • He was the first person to bring Avant Guard from Europe to America. • He was the first photographer to use photography as a fine art form.
Did Stieglitz receive recognition for his photographs in his life time? • Wins first prize for “A good joke” from the Magazine Amateur Photographer. • British and German periodicals begin publishing his images. • Photo collection, Picturesque Bits of New York. • Published by R.H. Russell in New York. • Exhibits 61 prints, with 51 paintings by Georgia O’Keeffe at the Anderson Galleries. • The Museum of Modern Arts acquires a group of Stieglitz’s photographs.
Did you find anything interesting about his work? Why? What I though was interesting about Alfred Stieglitz’s work is that he was able to get the lighting in his pictures just right.Alfred Stieglitz’s work inspires me. I really like the angle his camera was for some of his shots.
Source for information • www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/databace/stieglitz_a.html • www.ditzelphotography.com/essay.html • www.searchenginguide.com/photography/index.htm
About the author • My name is Michaela Pomeroy. • I am a freshman at Roosevelt High School. • I toke photography because I’ve always liked to take pictures and my old school didn’t have a photography class.