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Boy with Camera Work

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  • Series: 
    Camera Work No. 9, January 1905
  • Date: 
    1905 / Vintage print
  • Technique: 
    Photogravure on Japanese paper
  • Dimensions: 
    Image: 19,2 x 14 cm / Support: 30,4 x 21 cm
  • Category: 
    Photography
  • Entry date: 
    2003
  • Register number: 
    DE01579
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Although he was still working in the little town of Newmark, Ohio in 1903, Clarence H. White was quick to get into contact with the photographer Alfred Stieglitz, one of the founder members of the Photo-Secession group, a movement that aimed to get photography accepted as fine art. White was self taught and highly disciplined in his work as a photographer. He embraced the Arts & Crafts movement from a socialist perspective, focusing not on any attempt to highlight social injustice or the alienation of the working man surrounded by technological advances, but rather on domestic scenes that showed the peace and calm that dignified a man’s homes. Such is the case of this portrait of his son Maynard, holding a copy of Camera Work, the magazine that published this very photograph in issue 9, in January 1905. Against a dark background in which one can make out the family dining room, the young boy stands bathed in the soft light of the morning.

Almudena Cruz Yábar

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