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Photograph by Anne Brigman. A large show of her work opens on Sept. 29, 2018  at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno. Internet photo.

 

 

Ad published in Camera Works. Design by Edward Steichen, 1906.  Click to read it.

By Paul Goldfinger, photography editor at Blogfinger.net  Re-post 2018.  Part of our ongoing series about female photographers.

Anne Brigman  (1869-1950)  photographed  in the early 1900’s.  Her best known works were landscapes featuring nude women–herself and others at the Sierra Nevada.

The work was considered radical, but early innovators of photographic art considered her images to be “ground breaking”  and “ahead of her time” including  Alfred Stieglitz, the publisher of the first major photographic magazine  Camera Works.

Wikipedia says,  “Anne  Brigman was an American amateur photographer and one of the original members of the Photo-Secession movement in America  (founded 1902)  which was a major force in promoting photography as an expressive art form.  Brigman’s most famous images were taken between 1900 and 1920.”

Anne Brigman, who was from California,  may have been an amateur, but she was a pioneer of the feminist movement in America.

The show in Reno will have 250 original prints.  It opens on September 29, 2018 and closes on January 27.

A book is also being published—the first of Brigman’s photographs:

 

 

So if any of you are visiting the crap tables in Reno, stop by the NMA for a bit of culture.

 

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