Come See Us at AIPAD

Posted by on Mar 19 2009 | Other


The Center for the Legacy of Photography, a joint venture of George Eastman House and the Image Permanence Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology, will be center stage (literally) at this year’s AIPAD Photography Show New York from March 26 to 29.  

One of the most important international photography events, the annual AIPAD Photography Show is being held at Manhattan’s Park Avenue Armory, and is presented by the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD).    

This year, AIPAD will include an exhibition titled Cause & Effect, featuring vintage photographic prints from the George Eastman House collections. Cause & Effect is presented by the new Center for the Legacy of Photography (CLP), which is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The CLP focuses on collecting and sharing knowledge about photographic materials of the 19th and 20th centuries.  

Alvin Langdon Coburn (British, 1882-1966). Alfred Stieglitz. Negative before 1907. Platinum Print. George Eastman House collections/Gift of Alvin Langdon Coburn.UNKNOWN.0001

The exhibition will provide insight into historic cause-and-effect relationships of materials and processes. Work such as an early salt print by Hill & Adamson will be shown side-by-side with later prints in platinum and carbon. Sequences of prints by Alvin Langdon Coburn will reconstruct aesthetic choices made by the artist, and variant prints of Lewis W. Hine’s famous Powerhouse Mechanic image will be on view.  

19780999In addition, CLP Co-Director Grant Romer will take part in the panel discussion What Makes a Photographic Print a Masterpiece (Why Process and Print Quality Matter) on Saturday, March 28 at 10 a.m.  

Complete details on the event are available  here.

For those planning to be in New York in late March, please stop by booth 310 at the AIPAD Photography Show-we look forward to seeing you there!




Alvin Langdon Coburn (British, 1882-1966)
Alfred Stieglitz
Negative before 1907
Platinum Print
George Eastman House collections/Gift of Alvin Langdon Coburn


David Octavius Hill & Robert Adamson
(Scottish, 1802-1870 & Scottish, 1821-1848)
Agnes and Ellen Milne
Negative ca. 1845
Platinum Print
Later print by Alvin Langdon Coburn
George Eastman House collections/Gift of Alvin Langdon Coburn


Lewis W. Hine (American, 1874-1940)
Powerhouse Mechanic
Gelatin Silver Print
George Eastman House collections

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    Pamela Sanchez is a member of the Senior Staff of George Eastman House. She's a blogging neophyte just venturing into the 21st century.

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