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Depth of Field: Alfred Stieglitz: Artist and Artworld Impresario

(Left) Hands of Georgia O'Keeffe, no. 26, 1919; By Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864 - 1946); Gelatin silver print
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Marks; 1974.012.0130
(Right) The Steerage, 1907; By Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864 - 1946); Photogravure
Gift of Anita Pollitzer; 1955.003

(Left) Hands of Georgia O'Keeffe, no. 26, 1919; By Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864 - 1946); Gelatin silver print Gift of Mr. Robert W. Marks; 1974.012.0130 (Right) The Steerage, 1907; By Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864 - 1946); Photogravure Gift of Anita Pollitzer; 1955.003

Hands of Georgia O'Keeffe, no. 26, 1919; By Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864 - 1946); Gelatin silver print
Gift of Mr. Robert W. Marks; 1974.012.0130

Hands of Georgia O'Keeffe, no. 26, 1919; By Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864 - 1946); Gelatin silver print Gift of Mr. Robert W. Marks; 1974.012.0130

The Steerage, 1907; By Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864 - 1946); Photogravure
Gift of Anita Pollitzer; 1955.003

The Steerage, 1907; By Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864 - 1946); Photogravure Gift of Anita Pollitzer; 1955.003

Inspired by the exhibition In Body and Soul: The Figure in Modernist Photography join us for a virtual lecture with Dr. Bradford R. Collins focused on the legacy of trailblazing photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Dr. Collins will provide an overview of the photographic art of Alfred Stieglitz in the context of his colleagues and a discussion of the critical roles he played in the fight to recognize photography as art; the introduction of “modern” European art in the US; and the career of his wife, Georgia O’Keeffe.

This event is a part of a three part lecture series where scholars from across the country will put contributions of the lensmen and lenswomen who defined photography in the 20th century into bold, new contexts.

This event will take place on Zoom. Registrants will receive the link to the Zoom webinar one day prior to the event.

$10 Members | $15 Non-Members | $5 Students/ Faculty with Valid ID

*A 3% credit card fee will apply.*

Bradford R. Collins received his B.A. in American Studies from Amherst College in 1964 and his Ph.D. in Art History from Yale University in 1980. Collins has been teaching in the School of Visual Art & Design at the University of South Carolina in Columbia since 1988. In 2018 Professor Collins won The Michael J. Mungo Distinguished Professor of the Year Award, which honors undergraduate teaching. He has written numerous articles and several books, most of them on American art. At the present time he is working on a book entitled The 19 Defining Moments in the History of Western Art. Alfred Stieglitz, the topic of his lecture, is the chief subject of one of the book chapters.

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