Wednesday 25 April 2012

More Photographs

Edward Steichen with delphiniums (c. 1938), Umpawaug House (Redding, Connecticut). Photo by Dana Steichen. Gelatin silver print. Edward Steichen Archive, VII. The Museum of Modern Art Archive

On the subject of garden photography, GardenHistoryGirl has posted about Edward Steichen, who and I qoute 'is best known for his fashion photography - in the 1930s he was chief of photography for Condé Nast publications, which included Vogue and Vanity Fair. But one of the great photographer's lesser known roles was as President of the Delphinium Society of America.  His archives at the Eastman Kodak House contain an entire section known as the Delphinium Papers, devoted to his passion for plant breeding.'

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