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Old 02-05-2010, 09:11 PM
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Default Georgia Engelhard by Alfred Stieglitz

This photograph by Alfred Stieglitz of his young niece, Georgia Englehard, has been reproduced many times, sometimes in preference to more influential work by the photographer. This may be because an original is in New York's Museum of Modern Art. MOMA's former director of the department of photograhy, the late John Szarkowski, included it in his Looking at Photographs. Anyone in his position was too often considered an expert by those with less expertise in that field. Perhaps he was obliged to tout minor works by major artists to promote a museum that indeed holds a fine collection.

My comments on this photograph: A sharply focused and perhaps well exposed snapshot, although it is unfair to discuss exposure based on a halftone book reproduction.
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:15 PM
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I like it but the plant on the left side is a bit distracting. Nice pose though.
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