~ Alice Boughton (1865-1943).
~ Alice Boughton (1865-1943). Going through Wikipedia’s Women Photographers list A-Z, and have come to the wonders of Alice Boughton. Her entry in the Focal Encyclopedia of Photography, 4th Ed. is below.
BOUGHTON, ALICE (1865-1943) American
Trained in Gertrude Kasebier’s studio. Highly regarded portraitist known for her illustrative and romantic images, often celebrating the beauty of young women. Member of Photo-Secession. Exhibited at 291 and published in Camera Work (1909). She wrote that good portrait photographers must have tact, social instinct, and infinite patience. Her book, Photographing the Famous (1928), included portraits of notables such as Maxim Gorky, Henry James, and William Butler Yeats.
Gertrude Kasebier - I posted some here, but she was a heavy and worth looking at further than what I’ve got.
Photo-Secession - The Stieglitz-led push to make photographs that could stand on their own as works of art composition-wise, light-wise, feeling-wise—even to the extent of manipulating the texture of the photos. More here.
Camera Work is Alfred Stieglitz’s magazine whose aim was to elevate photography to a fine art on par with painting and the like. Done, Alfred!
291 was Stieglitz’ gallery in Manhattan at 291 Fifth Avenue.
Photographing the Famous - cannot find this online which makes me lust a bit more for it.