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    profdash wrote on Apr 28, '10
    Are these from the Library of Congress collection?

    ohikkoshi wrote on Apr 28, '10, edited on Apr 28, '10
    Mostly, yes.
    I found them on the popartmachine.com site in better quality (400*600), than on the loc.gov (images resized to 296*420) and corrected some errors.

    ziegfeldgrrl wrote on May 1, '10
    Thanks for all of the (organized :smile: Genthe, vlad. I'll see if I have anything that can be added.

    gilesnemeton wrote on May 4, '10
    I had always thought that Genthe was a rather tedious photographer who believed that being able to actually use focus lights etc was not needed. In light of Davids remarks I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. Its just that... he had some of the most beautiful women in the world as models and his images are all that survives of some of these women, and he COULD have left us better if he just focused.

    Im not trying to start a flame war here---its just my two cents....

    in any event I have 790 of his images and maybe more if i can find them, that you can have if you're interested--just let me know


    ohikkoshi wrote on May 5, '10
    Any additions to the collections of the photographers (Genthe, Hesser, Seely...), who are represented in the HiZ are always welcome.
    I would be very much obliged to you if you could send it to me, if it's not too much trouble to you.
    Thanks in advance.

Combined 3 albums for move from Multiply:

New York: Arnold Genthe, (A-I)    Apr 28, '10 12:59 AM
by Vlad for group historicalziegfeld #302

New York: Arnold Genthe, (J-Z)    Apr 28, '10 1:21 AM
by Vlad for group historicalziegfeld #303

New York: Arnold Genthe (update 05-07)    May 7, '10 3:51 AM
by Vlad for group historicalziegfeld #372

New York: Arnold Genthe
Time Period: 1911-1940
Location: San Francisco, Manhattan

Thanks to John (gilesnemeton) for the additions!

“Arnold Genthe won international fame as a pictorialist who in his portraiture captured the unposed moment of personal expression. He pioneered spontaneous shooting in studio situations.

His dance photography remained pictorial in its envelope of shadow, mist, and mystery, but were shot with the highest speed shutters and films available to capture the instant of gesture. He preferred to shoot dancers improvising works rather than performing choreography. Absolutely convinced of the aesthetic rightness of his work, he would prohibit cropping and editorial intervention in the publication of his images. His theatrical portraiture swathed sitters in mystique, sometimes at the expense of accurate depiction of features. He preferred not to portray moments of passionate expression, rather contemplative poses by solitary figures.”
© David S. Shields

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