In This Issue…
1….INTRODUCTION by James L. Enyeart
Enyeart announces a change in format of Image, restates it’s mission to show the
progress and history of the science and art of photography and film, and outlines some upcoming topics.
3….ARTISTS by James L. Enyeart
Enyeart reflects on the special nature of artists prompted in part by the current public scrutiny of artists and their works.
9….BETWEEN "FROM TODAY, PAINTING IS DEAD" AND "HOW THE SUN BECAME A PAINTER" A CLOSE LOOK AT REACTIONS TO PHOTOGRAPHY IN PARIS 1839-1853 by Martin Gasser
Gasser examines the writings of artists, critics and members of Parisian art and photographic institutions who participated in the debates surrounding photography’s status in the first years following its invention.
31….THE ART OF FREDERICK SOMMER PART I: RECENT WORK, ELECTIVE AFFINITIES PART II: MASTER OF THE COMBINATORY ARTS, A RETROSPECTIVE VIEW by Lanier Graham
In Part One the author and Sommer briefly comment on his series of collages titled Elective Affinities. Graham follows with a career sketch of this multi-talented artist.
53….ELECTIVE AFFINITIES: THE FREDERICK SOMMER EXHIBITION
Wall text and photographs of the installation of the Frederick Sommer exhibition at George Eastman House.
57….LANGUAGE OF LIGHT: MASTERWORKS FROM THE COLLECTION
Text announces a new permanent exhibition providing a representative display of the George Eastman House’s collections of photographs, films, rare books and photographic and film apparatus.
The Museum recently purchased three photographs by Japanese photographer Toshio Shibata. It is part of a larger series devoted to large camera documentation of topographic subjects made by the photographer from 1987-1989.
Author : Enyeart, James L., Editor Title : IMAGE: Journal of Photography and Motion Pictures of the INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY at George Eastman House Volume : 33 Number : 3–4 Date : Winter, 1990–1991