In This Issue…
The A-I-Z and the Arbeiter Fotograf: Working Class Photographers in Weimar….1
Eskildsen discusses the history of the working class illustrated magazine A-I-Z founded by Münzenberg in 1925, emphasizing its influence on the intellectual and artistic circles of Weimar Germany.
Stills from Four American Films Directed by Benjamin Christensen….9
Brief outline of Christensen’s directorial career including a description of four films produced by First National. Includes reproduced stills from the Warner Bros. collection at Eastman House.
"The Chattanooga Album" and George N. Barnard….20
Essay detailing photographs tentatively attributed to Barnard included in a volume of Civil War photographs, The Chattanooga Album.
Electrophotographic Prints: Fabrication, Handling and Care….28
On the occasion of the Electroworks show at George Eastman House, Porter examines methods of fabrication and the behavior of electrophotographic prints in order to optimize storage and handling conditions.
Left of the Cameraman: Stills, for Films Photographed by Arthur Edeson….33
Exhibition announcement illustrated with a production shot from China Clipper (1936).
Author : Pratt, George C., Director of Publications Title : IMAGE: Journal of Photography of the George Eastman House Volume : 23 Number : 2 Date : December, 1980
In This Issue…
Horst on Fashion Photography….1
In this interview Horst discusses his introduction to photography and describes his 1930s fashion work for Condé Nast’s Vogue and his relationship with photographers George Hoyningen-Huene and Cecil Beaton.
The Jones & Laughlin Picture Collection….12
Roy Stryker, hired as a consultant, worked with eleven photographers, including Russell Lee, in establishing a picture collection documenting the steel-making process for the Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation. The photographs were available for reproduction and promoted in a publication titled Steel Pix.
Cuthbert Bede, nom-de-plume for Edward Bradley, wrote the first humorous book on photography to appear in England. Photographic Pleasures, published in 1855, pertained to photography yet evidence indicates that Bradley did not practice or have a continuing interest in photography outside of his book.
The Quiet Love Triangle of SMOULDERING FIRES….26
Analysis of Clarence Brown’s silent film Smouldering Fires starring Pauline Frederick, Malcolm McGregor, and Laura La Plante. Deutelbaum discusses the deft handling of the classic love triangle.
International Museum of Photography Traveling Exhibitions….33
Author : Pratt, George C., Director of Publications Title : IMAGE: Journal of Photography and Motion Pictures of the INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY at George Eastman House Volume : 18 Number : 3 Date : September, 1975
In This Issue…
1….INTRODUCTION by James L. Enyeart
Issue dedicated to Beaumont Newhall, former curator and director at the George Eastman House and founder of Image.
3….A LIFETIME DEVOTED TO THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY: BEAUMONT NEWHALL (1908-1993) by Karl Steinorth
A remembrance of the late Beaumont Newhall by his longtime friend Karl Steinorth.
9….POSED AS ROGUES: THE CRISIS OF PHOTOGRAPHIC REALISM IN
JOHN THOMSON'S STREET LIFE IN LONDON by Jeff Rosen
Rosen analyzes Thomson’s photo essay of the urban poor in the 1870s as an inaccurate portrayal due to prevailing Victorian attitudes that influenced Thomson’s understanding of social classes, and Henry Mayhew’s flawed characterization of the urban poor.
41….THE PENETRATING POWER OF LIGHT: THE FILMS OF HELMAR LERSKI by Jan-Christopher Horak
Profile of Lerski spans his entire career but concentrates on his independent film-making in Palestine where his personal signature of extreme close-ups and exaggerated lighting accentuate a metaphorical examination of the working class.
Brief article profiles Helen Levitt and five of her photographs purchased by the George Eastman House.
Author : Enyeart, James L., Editor Title : IMAGE: Journal of Photography and Motion Pictures of George Eastman House Volume : 36 Number : 3–4 Date : Fall–Winter, 1993