Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs will present Heinrich Kuehn and the Photo-Secession: Selected Works from May 23rd to June 29th. This exhibition complements two current exhibitions in New York City: Heinrich Kuehn and his American Circle at the Neue Galerie and Heinrich Kuehn: Viennese Photo-Secessionist at Howard Greenberg Gallery. "Kuehn, an Austrian photographer, was influential in the Pictorialist movement, which strove to create photography that would be accepted as fine art. Before the turn of the 20th century, the Pictorialists experimented with processes and manipulated the photographic image to create tonalities and textures that resembled drawings, prints or paintings. They consciously distanced themselves from earlier approaches to photography that, they felt, emphasized scientific and technical expertise over artistic expression."
Edward Steichen. Eleonora Duse, 1903. Carbon print
Julia Margaret Cameron. Sir J.F.W. Herschel, April, 1867. Albumen print from a collodion negative.
Alvin Langdon Coburn. Wings!, 1914. Gum bichromate over platinum print