Friday, October 17, 2014

117 Years Ago

                                       This photo was taken


F.Holland Day took this picture. It's influential in photography because he was the first advocate of considering photography a fine art in the USA.

 F. Holland Day were called pictorialists, who believed that photography should be like painting if it was going to be accepted as art.

The above photo reminds me of of  this girl from National Geographic. 




The actual photo that was the first to be actually considered the first "modern" photograph, it's called "The Steerage" by Alfred Stiglitz. The Steerage was taken by Stieglitz, only because of the hat. He said that he saw the hat, and went to get his camera, hoping the man would still be there. Luckily, he was. Only later was the symbolism of the lower and upper classes so clearly and perfectly delineated, and modern photography was born.

8 comments:

  1. that is a beautiful photograph and the one of the young afghan girl is very striking. the hardships she must of endured have taken a toll on her but, she appears to be a very strong woman and it's that look in her eyes.

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    1. I remember when the photo first came out of the Afghan girl. They went back to find her as a adult and your could see the toll on her face.

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  2. Interesting how things change yet stay the same in many ways. Very interesting article Linda

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    1. You know how much I love photography and really liked that photo.

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  3. Fascinating......I love the photo above and you're right Linda-it does sort of remind one of the Afghan girl's photo from National Geographic. That girl's eyes are haunting.....

    A photo can tell so much...............

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  4. Makes you wonder if they are related or reincarnated if you believe in that..

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    1. It's amazing that they look alike.

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