John Canaday on photography

Canaday, John
August 1978
New Republic;8/5/78-8/12/78, Vol. 179 Issue 6/7, p22
Part I. Points out that the twentieth century has robbed photography of its birthright, judging from two exhibitions of photographs and two historical texts on the initiation and cultivation of the medium's corruption. Exhibition of photographs of Imperial China at Asia House, from 1851 to 1912; "The Collection of Alfred Stieglitz: Fifty Pioneers of Modern Photography," by Weston J. Naef; "The Valiant Knights of Daguerre: Selected Critical Essays on Photography ad Profiles of Photographic Pioneers," by Sadakichi Hartmann; "Mirrors and Windows: American Photography Since 1960" exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art.


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