Alfred Stieglitz

Equivalent

c. 1930
Category: 
On the shores of Lake George, in the Adirondacks, Alfred Stieglitz's summer home provided him with the stimulus to explore connections between nature and human existence. His decision to capture the ever-changing play of clouds sweeping up from behind the hills grew out of a range of emotions that he recorded as visual "Equivalents." Stieglitz began the series in the fall of 1922, a year of significant turmoil for him, and he found solace in the constant manifestations and rhythms of nature embodied in the cloud forms. By 1935, his exploration would produce a body of more than 350 images celebrating the abstract values of light and dark.
Title
Equivalent
Date
c. 1930
Medium
Photograph
Materials
gelatin silver print
Dimensions
11.2 x 8.8 cm
Nationality
American
Credit line
Purchased 2006
Accession number
41925