More than a record: An analysis of the stylistic development in W. H. Jackson's Photography

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Title: More than a record: An analysis of the stylistic development in W. H. Jackson's Photography
Author: Beckner, Sarah
Abstract: The enthusiasm that the editors of the Philadelphia Photographer showed for William Henry Jackson's 1872 Yellowstone views reflects the complex level of perception and understanding to which photography had arrived by late midcentury. Although Jackson had been commissioned as official photographer to the Geological Survey of the Territories to gather visual documentation for the survey to be an objective documentarian his photographs simultaneously depicted the artistic beauty of the region and, through their realistic illustration, transported the viewer to the far-away place.
Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/11076
Date: 1990-08

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