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Pipes of Pan, from the journal Camera Work

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Clarence Hudson White, Pipes of Pan, from the journal Camera Work, 1908, photogravure, Gift of Mr. John H. Wood, public domain, 87.86.22

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Title

Pipes of Pan, from the journal Camera Work

Related Titles

journal: Camera Work

Artist

Clarence Hudson White (American, 1871-1925)

Date

1908

Medium

photogravure

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 7 3/4 in x 5 7/8 in; sheet: 7 7/8 in x 6 1/16 in

Collection Area

Photography

Category

Photographs

Object Type

photograph

Culture

American

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. John H. Wood

Accession Number

87.86.22

Copyright

public domain

Terms

Pan

photographs

photogravure

photogravures

Description

Although entirely self-taught as an artist, Clarence Hudson White became a leading photographer and influential teacher in the first part of the twentieth century. He was a founding member of the Photo-Secession, a group of artists including Alfred Stieglitz and F. Holland Day that advocated for photography as a fine art. Members of the Photo-Seccession worked in a style known as Pictorialism, which emphasized the role of the photographer in creating and manipulating the photographic image—rather than advancing the image as pure objective reportage.

In these photographs, reproduced as photogravures in the leading photography journal Camera Work, White posed his sons, Maynard and Lewis, to evoke mythological subjects in keeping with the often literary or sentimental nature of Pictorial photography.

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