Issue #226  7/29/2016
New Website for the Art Institute of Chicago's Alfred Stieglitz Photography Collection

The Department of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago has a new website focused on the museum's Alfred Stieglitz photography collection. This new interactive collection focus brings to the public high-quality reproductions of all 244 photographs in the Stieglitz Collection: 159 by Stieglitz himself, and others by Ansel Adams, Paul Strand, Edward Steichen, and many others in his circle. It contains in-depth information assembled by conservators, curators, and other researchers.

Among its features are:

- New conservation analysis on each work, with 44 receiving in-depth examination.

- Over 900 images, including new object photography, contextual images, and photomicrographs.

- A scholarly essay about the collection's history and entry into the Art Institute.

- Essays on the 21 artists featured in its holdings.

- Historical entries on the three galleries Stieglitz ran, and the two journals he edited.

- Explanations of twelve separate photographic processes.

- Context for nine different series within Stieglitz's own photography.

- Seven thematic essays linking the works.

- High-quality image downloads, and a downloadable PDF with information on each object.

You can sort, filter, download, explore, and share. It is available at: http://media.artic.edu/stieglitz/.