In honor of the “Alfred Stieglitz and the 19th Century” exhibition installed this quarter at the Art Institute of Chicago (through March 27), Northwestern’s Art Library is displaying a selection of books from our collections about the photographers represented in that exhibit.
The works here represent three photographers heavily featured in the AIC exhibition: Alfred Stieglitz himself (1864-1946), and some of the 19th century photographers whose work he championed: Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) and the collaborative pair David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson (1802-1870 and 1824-1848, respectively). These works include biographies and monographs on the photographers, as well as important collections of their photos and writing and catalogues for major exhibitions of their work.
In the photography libraries and museums, seek out exhibits, biographies, and catalogues raisonné on the photographers you’re researching.
The Alfred Stieglitz catalogue raisonné, for example, was published in 2002 and documents the complete oeuvre of the photographer’s known photographs.