Charlotte Spaulding Albright
Born in Buffalo, Charlotte Spaulding Albright married Langdon Albright in 1908 and became the daughter-in-law of J. J. Albright, the benefactor and donor of the Albright Art Gallery. She studied photography with Edward Steichen and became a member of the famous Photo-Secession, a group of American photographers led by Alfred Stieglitz of New York. Her work was also shown with the Photo-Pictorialists of Buffalo, which flourished from 1906 to 1914. It was a core group of members of the Buffalo Camera Club who focused their energies completely on art photography, mimicking the aesthetics of painting in soft-focus portraits, landscapes, and still-life subjects. Charlotte Spaulding Albright stopped taking photographs in 1910 and devoted her later years to parenting her three children, Charlotte, Langdon and Watson.