“Stieglitz, Steichen, and Strand” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Malcolm Daniel, Curator in Charge of the Metropolitan Museum’s Department of Photographs, discusses three giants of 20th century American photography—Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, and Paul Strand. The exhibition “Stieglitz, Steichen, and Strand,” on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through April 10, presents the diverse and groundbreaking work of these artists, drawn from the museum’s collection.

<em>Georgia O'Keeffe, 1918</em>
Georgia O'Keeffe, 1918

Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864–1946) 
Platinum print 
11.7 x 9 cm (4 5/8 x 3 9/16 in.) 
Gift of Georgia O'Keeffe, through the generosity of The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation and Jennifer and Joseph Duke, 1997 

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<em>Georgia O'Keeffe—Neck, 1921</em>
Georgia O'Keeffe—Neck, 1921

Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864–1946)  
Palladium print 
23.6 x 19.2 cm (9 5/16 x 7 9/16 in.) 
Gift of Georgia O'Keeffe, through the generosity of The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation and  Jennifer and Joseph Duke, 1997 

 

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<em>Spiritual America, 1923</em>
Spiritual America, 1923

Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864–1946)  
Gelatin silver print  
11.6 x 9.2 cm (4 9/16 x 3 5/8 in.) 
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949 

 

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<em>Looking Northwest from the Shelton, New York, 1932</em>
Looking Northwest from the Shelton, New York, 1932

Alfred Stieglitz (American, 1864–1946) 
Gelatin silver print 
24.2 x 19.2 cm (9 1/2 x 7 9/16 in.) 
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987 

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<em>The Flatiron, 1904</em>
The Flatiron, 1904

Edward Steichen  
(American, born Luxembourg, 1879–1973) 
Gum bichromate over platinum print 
47.8 x 38.4 cm (18 13/16 x 15 1/8 in.)
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933 

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<em>The Pond – Moonrise, 1904</em>
The Pond – Moonrise, 1904

Edward Steichen  
(American, born Luxembourg, 1879–1973)  
Platinum print with applied color  
39.7 x 48.2 cm. (15 5/8 x 19 in.) 
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933 

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<em>Alfred Stieglitz, 1907</em>
Alfred Stieglitz, 1907

Edward Steichen  
(American, born Luxembourg, 1879–1973) 
Autochrome 
23.9 x 18 cm 
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1955 

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<em>Balzac, Towards the Light, Midnight, 1908</em>
Balzac, Towards the Light, Midnight, 1908

Edward Steichen  
(American, born Luxembourg, 1879–1973) 
Direct carbon print 
36.5 x 48.2 cm (14 3/8 x 19 in.)  
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933 

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<em>Bowls, 1916</em>
Bowls, 1916

Paul Strand (American, 1890–1976) 
Silver-platinum print 
33.9 x 25.0 cm (13 3/6 x 9 13/16 in.)
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949 

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<em>Blind, 1916</em>
Blind, 1916

Paul Strand (American, 1890–1976) 
Platinum print  
34 x 25.7 cm (13 3/8 x 10 1/8 in.)  
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933 

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<em>Geometric Backyards, New York, 1917</em>
Geometric Backyards, New York, 1917

Paul Strand (American, 1890–1976)  
Platinum print 
25.4 x 33.3 cm (10 x 13 1/8 in.) 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ford Motor Company Collection,
Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987

( The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Courtesy Aperture Foundation, Inc., Paul Strand Archive )
<em>Men of Santa Anna, Michoacan, 1933</em>
Men of Santa Anna, Michoacan, 1933

Paul Strand (American, 1890–1976)   
printed 1940
Photogravure, 16.1 x 12.7 cm (6 5/16 x 5 in.)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1940

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