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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

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

R. William Doolittle Gallery   

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.