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Before there was Photoshop III ….Photo-Secession


The Photo-Secession (circa 1902–1907) was a period of photography where photographers fought to have photography taken seriously as an art form. The box brownie came out a few years earlier, and costing $1 photography was affordable to the masses. Photography was seen as a non art form as it simply mechanical reproduced reality and couldn’t be compared to painting or drawing. Basic photography had become so easier

Alfred Stieglitz (January  1864 – July, 1946) was an American photographer and modern art promote. He was also instrumental in founding the Photo-Secession who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an accepted art form.he wanted to take photography away from what e called “Commercial Trash” and a new form need to be developed to separate it from “Artless amateur photography”.


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