Issue #64  11/7/2003
Camera Work Catalogue

In conjunction with the exhibition "Camera Work: A Centennial Celebration," The Photo Review has published a 64-page full-color catalogue of the same title with essays by Peter C. Bunnell, Lucy Bowditch, Stephen Perloff, Barbara L. Michaels, and Luis Nadeau. Camera Work (1903-1917) was Alfred Stieglitz's pioneering publication that fought for the acceptance of photography as a fine art and also introduced modern art to Americans.

The catalogue is $20 Plus $4 shipping and is available from The Photo Review, 140 East Richardson Avenue, Suite 301, Langhorne, PA 19047. Phone is 215-891-0214. Charge cards and checks made out to the Photo Review are acceptable.

A special expanded limited edition of the catalogue with an essay on 21st - The Journal of Contemporary Photography, by Jean Dykstra; a portfolio by Carl Corey, director of the digital atelier GalleryPrint, including a tipped-in archival pigment print by Corey, is available for $50 plus $4 postage.

Peter Bunnell is represented by two classic essays: "A Photographic Vision / Pictorial Photography, 1889-1923" and "Alfred Stieglitz & Camera Work."

Lucy Bowditch's contribution, "Steichen and Camera Work," describes Steichen's many roles at the journal as an inspiration, designer, talent scout, advertiser, writer, and photographer.

Stephen Perloff's essay "Pictorialism into Modernism" investigates the roots of Pictorialism and the role that Stieglitz, Coburn, and Strand played in moving photographic practice from Pictorialism to Modernism.

Barbara L. Michaels's "On Charles Sheeler, the Camera Work that Wasn't, and Others that Might Have Been" examines the unpublished issue 51 of Camera Work, which Stieglitz had planned to feature the photographs of Charles Sheeler.

Luis Nadeau's "Reproduction Processes Used in Camera Work, 1903-1917" explains the various techniques used to make the plates that were tipped-in to Camera Work.

"Camera Work: A Centennial Celebration" will be seen at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA, now until January 4, 2004, at the Philadelphia Art Alliance from May-August 2004, at Yavapi College, Prescott, AZ from September 10-October 15, 2004, and closes at the Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA from November 13, 2004-January 30, 2005.