It’s the interplay between hands and eyes that I first fell in love with in this stunning and very famous image of Georgia O’Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz. I first saw this photograph at The Met Museum in New York and it has haunted me for years since – in the most beautiful way.
While there is much that can be said about this image, to me it simply asks for the personal experience of the viewer – nothing more. The image – in this case – says it all.
There are many schools of painting. Why should there not be many schools of photographic art? There is hardly a right and a wrong in these matters, but there is truth, and that should form the basis of all works of art.
Alfred Stieglitz, American Amateur Photographer, 1893
Alfred Stieglitz (January 1, 1864 â€“ July 13, 1946) was an American photographer and modern art promoter who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an accepted art form. In addition to his photography, Stieglitz is known for the New York art galleries that he ran in the early part of the 20th century, where he introduced many avant-garde European artists to the U.S. He was married to painter Georgia O’Keeffe.