John L. Garretson (1885-1948), Pine Crest, undated; bromoil photograph, 12 5/8 x 9 5/8 inches (Frame: 21 1/4 x 17 1/4 inches); Gift of Mrs. Mary L. Pickin, 1989
Photo-Pictorialists of Buffalo
Presented by TimeWarner Cable
On View Friday, November 21, 2008–Saturday, April 4, 2009
In April 1906, eight members broke away from the Buffalo Camera Club to found their own group to advance pictorial photography. Having been inspired by New York artist Alfred Stieglitz and his Photo-Secession, they held similas goals to achieve artistic legitimacy for the new medium by creating photographs that exhibited many of the same characteristics associated with painting. Works featured by original members of the Photo-Pictorialists of Buffalo include Wilbur H. Porterfield and Edward B. Sides, as well as Pictorialist style, including Augustus Jackson Thibeaudeau, Charlotte spaulding Albright, Rose Clark, Eleck F. Hall and Clara E. Sipprell.