(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
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