Camera Work: A Photographic Quarterly — 1903 (Heft 1)

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THE TIME appearing ripe for the publication of
an independent American photographic magazine
devoted largely to the interests of pictorial
photography, “Camera Work” makes its
appearance as the logical outcome of the
evolution of the photographic art.
IT is proposed to issue quarterly an illustrated
publication which will appeal to the ever-
increasing ranks of those who have faith in photography as a
medium of individual expression,and, in addition, to make converts
of many at present ignorant of its possibilities.
PHOTOGRAPHY being in the main a process in monochrome, it
is on subtle gradations in tone and value that its artistic beauty
so frequently depends. It is, therefore, highly necessary that
reproductions of photographic work must be made with exceptional
care and discretion if the spirit of the originals is to be retained,
though no reproductions can do full justice to the subtleties of
some photographs. Such supervision will be given to all the
illustrations which will appear in each number of “ Camera Work.”
Only examples of such work as gives evidence of individuality and
artistic worth, regardless of school, or contains some exceptional
feature of technical merit, or such as exemplifies some treatment
worthy of consideration, will find recognition in these pages.
Nevertheless the pictorial will be the dominating feature of the
“CAMERA WORK” is already assured of the support of
photographers, writers and art critics, such as Charles H. Caffin, art
editor of the American section of The International Studio and
art critic of the New York Sun; A. Horsley Hinton, editor of
The Amateur Photographer, London; Ernst Juhl, editor of the
Jahrbuch der Kunstphotographie,Germany; Sydney Allan(Sadakichi
Hartmann), the well-known writer on art matters; Otto W. Beck,
painter and art instructor at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn; J. B.
Kerfoot, literary critic; A. Radclyffe Dugmore, painter and naturalist;
Robert Demachy, W.B. Cadby, Eduard J. Steichen,Gertrude Käsebier
Frank Eugene, J. Craig Annan, Clarence H. White, Wm. B. Dyer,
Eva Watson-Schütze, Frances B. Johnston, R. Child Bayley, editor
of Photography, and many others of prominence.

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