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Photogravure: Master Prints from the Collection

May 11–August 11, 2013

Photogravure, a printmaking process that combines elements of aquatint etching and photography, was a prized medium among artist-photographers of the late nineteenth century, who labored over their hand-pulled prints. Although not widely practiced today, the process remains a preference for certain contemporary artists. This exhibition includes around fifty-five works, most of them master prints from the 1880s through the 1910s by Pictorialist photographers such as Edward S. Curtis, Peter Henry Emerson, Gertrude Käsebier, Edward Steichen, and Alfred Stieglitz. There are also extraordinary examples from the 1930s by Man Ray, Paul Strand, and Doris Ullman, and contemporary works by Ian van Coller, Jon Goodman, Eikoh Hosoe, and Lorna Simpson.

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Peter Barberie, The Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center

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