History of Photography


Introduction History of Photography (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

A World History of Photography (by Naomi Rosenblum)

The Story Behind the Pictures 1827-1991 (by Hans-Michael Koetzle)

Photographers' Dictionary
(based on "20th Century Photography - Museum Ludwig Cologne")



 

 



Photographers' Dictionary

(based on "20th Century Photography-Museum Ludwig Cologne")

 
 

 

 


Alvin Langdon
Coburn

(b Boston, MA, 11 June 1882; d Colwyn Bay, 23 Oct 1966). American photographer, active also in Britain. He was greatly influenced by his mother, a keen amateur photographer, and began taking photographs at the age of eight. He travelled to England in 1899 with his mother and his cousin, F. Holland Day. Coburn developed substantial contacts in the photography world in New York and London, and in 1900 he took part in the New School of American Pictorial Photography exhibition (London, Royal Phot. Soc.), which Day organized. In 1902 he was elected a member of the Photo-Secession, founded by Alfred Stieglitz to raise the standards of pictorial photography. A year later he was elected a member of the Brotherhood of the LINKED RING in Britain. 
 


Brooklyn Bridge, 1910-12.

 

     
Cadiz
1908

 


Williamsburg Bridge
1909

 


Grand Canyon
1911

 


W. B. Yeats
1908

 


Broadway at Night
1909

 


House of a Thousand Windows
1912

 


The Bridge at Ipswich
c. 1904

 


London Bridge
1905

 


St Paul's Cathedral from Ludgate Circus
c. 1905

 


On the Embankment
1905

 


Pittsburgh Smoke Stacks
1910

 


The Cloud
1912

 


Flatiron Building
1912

 


The Octopus
1912

 


Ezra Pound
1917

 


Vortograph
1917

 


Vortograph
1917

 


Vortograph
1917

 


Vortograph
1917

 


Nude in Shadow, 1910.

 


Pool in the woods.

 


Tower Bridge, 1910.

 


Regent's Canal, 1904.

 


Lady in Red, 1908.

 


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