Camera Work at MNAF

Events — By katiegreenaway on November 23, 2010 at 9:52 am

The photography of Stieglitz, Steichen and Strand from Europa to America
October 28, 2010 – January 9, 2011

At the MNAF Museo Nazionale Alinari della Fotografia an exhibit started on October 28, 2010. Camera Work is the photography work of Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand. From Europe and America it is devoted to the history of the most important and famous American Photo Magazine.

Alfred Stieglitz worked hard to make his photography dream come true. With the help of Edward Steichen, he designed the cover of the magazine. Founded by the famous photographer Alfred Stieglitz in January 1903, was published until June 1917 with a total of 50 cases in which collections are well-illustrated tables 544. Each issue contains photographic plates, reproduced by various techniques, most of photogravure. Photogravure is an intaglio printmaking or photo-mechanical process whereby a copper plate is coated with a light-sensitive gelatin tissue which had been exposed to a film positive, and then etched, resulting in a high quality intaglio print that can reproduce the detail and continuous tones of a photograph.

The exhibit is consisted of 50 public cases of the original magazine which is from a private collection in the Museo Nazionale Alinari della Fotografia. These are rare copies of the magazine. Each issue will be opened up to a single page that was considered one of most important photographs taken in the early 20th century.

To visit this exhibit the museum is open every day from 10am-6:30pm, closed on Wednesday

Price: €9,00 (the ticket includes the visit of the museum as well)

For more information: 055.2646990 or email:

Baron A. de Meyer, Marchesa Casati, 1912. Photo courtesy of MNAF

Tags: exhibit, photography, photogravure, Steichen, Stieglitz

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