Portfolio No. 32
Camera Work. Portfolio of 10 images. 500 copies.
If this journal glorified photography, it also celebrated the art of the print. With the fine grain and contrast quality approaching those of a drawing, the photographic reproductions in Camera Work are beautifully executed. From the cover to the typography, painstakingly designed by Edward Steichen (1879-1973), Stieglitz was determined to ensure the journal’s excellence, and elegance: a cover in green chiffon, prints on delicate Japanese tissue mounted on textured paper, and reproductions touched up by hand. Each photogravure was handcrafted in the printing workshop in New York from original negatives, supervised personally by Stieglitz and the photographers.
Portfolio delivered with its complete box set: Wombat No. 32.