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Alfred Stieglitz

Master photographer

Tim Parkin

Tim Parkin

Amateur Photographer who plays with big cameras and film when in between digital photographs.

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Stieglitz may not be the best photographer that the century has ever seen but you would be hard pushed to find a more influential one or one that pushed the bounds of what photography meant. His obsessive hard work pushed photography forward as an art like no other.  His own photography stretched these boundaries as well, occasionally creating ground breaking work such as the equivalents. He spent more time promoting others than on his own work however, famously helping Ansel Adams, Paul Strand, Edward Weston and Eliot Porter. Stieglitz was a workaholic who had to excel at everything he touched, to the point of mental breakdown occasionally. His influence stretches far beyond photography, however, and he was deeply involved in the modernist movement in the first decades oft he 20th century.

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