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White, Dewdrops

Dewdrops (from the portfolio Camera Work)1902Photogravure7 9/16 × 6 1/16H-2159.13.1976University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Anna R. and Frank M. Hall Charitable TrustDewdrops (from the portfolio Camera Work) by Clarence Hudson White Clarence Hudson WhiteTrained and employed as a bookkeeper, Clarence Hudson White discovered photography at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. In addition to teaching a generation of photographers at Columbia University and the Clarence White School of Photography, he shared a close relationship with Alfred Stieglitz and was one of the founders of the Photo-Secession, an organization established to promote pictorialism and fine-art photography. In Dewdrops the artist took a completely formal approach, eliminating any narrative aspect and defying attempts at interpretation. Instead, the viewer is meant to see the objects as a series of symbols with a spiritual equivalent. American 18711925Mexico City, MexicoWest Carlisle, OH