At the beginning of the 20th century Alfred Stieglitz was the true leading figure in photography in the United States. To this day many consider him the single most important individual in the visual arts in America. In 1903 Alfred Stieglitz launched the quarterly publication Camera Work. It was his goal to produce the finest publication of the time. Unlike traditional printing the images were presented as tipped in photogravures often created from the original artists negatives.
The very limited production run of Camera Work ran from 1903 to 1917 and published a total of 473 photographs. A complete set of all 50 numbers in their original bindings sold at Sotheby’s in October 2011 for $398,500. The Four Friends Gallery has a large collection of select Camera Works images for your collecting possibilities.