In 1867 Muybridge was hired by Leland Stanford, then governor of California, to photographically prove that at some point during a horse’s gallop all four feet are off the ground. To help Stanford, Muybridge designed a faster shutter and a...
Motion study; Walking a dog; Female nude in art; Nudes (representations); Collotype; Photography-California
A series of photographs of a female nude walking while carrying a jug, stopping, putting the jug on the ground and walking away. A second series of photographs of a female nude standing with a jug on her shoulder, putting the jug down and walking...
Motion study; Female nude in art; Nudes (representations); Collotype; Photography-California
Portrait of the dancer Ruth St. Denis, wearing an elaborate costume. One in a series of photographs of St. Denis taken by Weston, this image presents her as a delicate and picturesque icon. Weston's work before 1920 often features both a soft...
From the series, Last Light: Antarctic Photographs, taken when Campbell traveled to the Ross Sea region of Antarctica. "The series makes allusion to the interconnectedness of natural systems and human intervention and complicates the simplistic...
Black-and-white photography; Arctic regions; Ecology; Ross Sea (Antarctica); Snow; Ice; Women photographers
Commentary: In Golden Fox, Blue Fox, a photograph which appeared in Harper’s Bazaar in November 1954, Marilyn Ambrose, a prominent model of the time, is seen intimately, her face half in shadow, half in a soft glow of light. Ambrose’s visage is...
Black-and-white photography; Gelatin silver print; Women photographers; Fashion
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