Happy 140th birthday to former Camera Club of New York member Edward Steichen! We’re proud to continue the legacy of this organization as a driving force in contemporary photography. “Five short years after picking up a camera for the first time, Steichen met Alfred Stieglitz at the New York Camera Club while stopping over on his way to Paris. Stieglitz was so impressed with Steichen’s work that he purchased three prints from him at their first meeting for five dollars a piece, a generous amount at the time, especially for Steichen, who had previously only sold his prints for fifty cents a piece.”-@austinnelsonphoto, from a 2012 Baxter St guest blog post.
Image: ‘Self-portrait with sister’, 1900. Courtesy of the Estate of Edward Steichen/Artists Rights Society (ARS)
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