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Alfred Stieglitz was born in January 1st 1864 in Hoboken New Jersey and died in July 13th 1946 in New York City In 1902 Stieglitz founded the Photo-Secession Group as a protest against the conventional photography of the time He took pictures in a time when photography was considered a only scientific curiosity and not art The controversy over the art value of photography became widespread Stieglitz began to fight for the recognition of his chosen medium Alfred Stieglitz one of the most important modernist photographers from 1864-1946 had strong influence on aesthetic photography He wanted to make a point to show that photos were photos and nothing but that my photographs look like photographs and therefore cant be considered artAlfred Stieglitz 1923 He never changed his thinking by trying to cover up as other photographers did His work that he so passionately supported and exhibited was promoted at his New York Gallery Being completely remembered for his greatness as a photographer it was said that Alfred Stieglitz photographer esthete propagandist and art dealer was without doubt the most important single figure in the development of modernism in America291 became the symbol of perfection in a vacuum an oasis in the desert of crass commercialism where the creation of beauty was the sole objective and beauty itself was enshrinedLAAS6 One of his very well known photographs which marked a turning point for Stieglitz was The Steerage In this black and white photograph you are able to depict certain qualities that you normally are unable to see in a colored photograph For example in this photograph you are able to see the brightness of the light and the shadows that fall across the immigrants faces and the white gangplank to the ship More specific details that are evident to the eye are the objects such as the railing of white chain the white suspenders on the man below boarding the ship and the black
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