Despite the key role he played in the early years of avant-garde photography, Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882-1966) continues to be one of the least well-known artists of his time.
A Pictorialist, a Symbolist and an innovator, Coburn was one of the leading photographers of the first half of the 20th century. Notably influenced by Alfred Stieglitz and Fred Holland Day, two of the most important names in photography of his generation, Coburn can be located at the intersection between late 19th-century Symbolism and a photographic aesthetic associated with the early 20th-century avant-garde movements.
This catalogue features a selection of 180 photographs that bear witness to the persistence and consistency of his creative development. For the first time, this book brings together Coburn’s most important photographs from a range of different collections.
A pesar del papel fundamental que ha desempeñado en la génesis de la fotografía vanguardista, Alvin Langdon Coburn sigue siendo uno de los artistas menos conocidos de su época. El catálogo ofrece una selección de 180 fotografías que dejan constancia de la tenacidad y coherencia de su evolución creativa.