In 1902, an avant-garde band of photographers, led by Alfred Stieglitz, began to champion their work as art, rather than as a form of documentation, in an exhibit at the National Arts Club in New York. Calling themselves the Photo-Secession, they included such luminaries as Edward Steichen, F. Holland Day, Frank Eugene, Gertrude Kasebier and Clarence H. White, and are now considered to be the best and most original photographers of their day. Now, one hundred years later, STIEGLITZ AND THE PHOTO-SECESSION, 1902 is the first book to recreate that monumental exhibit, with a hand-selected compilation of handsomely reproduced full-colour plates, complemented by text from noted art scholar William Innes Homer. This beautiful and remarkable tribute to Steiglitz and his contemporaries, featuring some of the most original photography ever produced, is a must for all lovers and students of photography.
William Innes Homer is a noted art historian of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century American and European painting and photography. He is one of the foremost authorities on the photographic pictorial movement, and is currently the H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Art History at the University of Delaware. Catherine Johnson is chair of the National Arts Club Photography Committee. She began her career in photography representing British photographer Norman Parkinson in North America.