The photographic journal Camera Work was first published in 1903 under the direction of Alfred Stieglitz, photographer and vocal promoter of new forms of expression. Following the launch of his gallery 291 in 1905, the journal served as a major vehicle for expanding upon the gallery's activities and advancing Stieglitz's vision for the arts. In his efforts to expose the American public to modernism, he sought to present a multiplicity of forms and a combination of different media. His approach is apparent in this photograph of what he considered "possibly the most important show we have ever had," the exhibition Statuary in Wood by African Savages: The Root of Modern Art (November 3–December 8, 1914).
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand," November 8, 2010–April 10, 2011.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "African Art, New York and the Avant-Garde," November 27, 2012–September 2, 2013.
Stieglitz, Alfred, ed. Camera Work: A Photographic Quarterly 48 (October 1916).
Artist: Alfred Stieglitz (American, Hoboken, New Jersey 1864–1946 New York)Date: February 1916Medium: Photomechanical reproduction; deluxe edition printed on Japan paperAccession: 49.55.330(19)On view in:Not on view