by Alfred Stieglitz (1864 - 1946)
Photography and Film
As the proprietor of photographic art galleries and the publisher of two photographic journals, Stieglitz was "a major force in the promotion and elevation of photography as a fine art in America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries."
Considered his signature piece of work, The Steerage was praised by one of Stieglitz's art heroes, Pablo Picasso, for its "collagelike dispersal of forms and shifting depths". The master's praise alone helped solidify the art world's recognition of photography as a serious art form.
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