In Photos: Remembering controversial photographer F. Holland Day
July 8, 2015 /Photography News/ Born 151 years ago, on July 8, 1864, Fred Holland Day was a dedicated aesthete and well-known figure in turn-of-the-century Boston. He was one of the earliest advocates of Pictorial photography in America and, like Alfred Stieglitz (with whom he corresponded until they had a serious disagreement around 1902), he tirelessly wrote articles, mounted exhibitions, and encouraged like-minded photographers who supported the medium's artistic potential.
|'Youth sitting on a stone'', 1907, F. Holland Day. Model is the Italian Nicola Giancola.|
|Male nude, F. Holland Day. Source: Scan from the book ''Suffering the ideal''.|
|Kahlil Gibran in Middle Eastern costume with leopard skin and staff, seated, ca. 1898, F. Holland Day. 1 photographic print on 2 mounts: platinum print. Forms part of the Louise Imogen Guiney Collection. Anonymous gift to the Library of Congress, 1934.|
|The Last Seven Words of Christ, 1898, F. Holland Day|