Discuss a Gertrude Kaesebier Photograph
I've been wanting to start a thread about her, but there are very few good scans of her work on the web, so I have scanned a couple from a book, which may be ethically a little dubious, and apologies for the slightly crooked scan.
Anyway, Kaesebier was a member of the photo-secessionists, and her work is very much of her time, and despite the very painterly and romantic feel of her work, I have always found her sitters to look very modern, and engaged; they are somehow not romanticized or idealized. Especially her portraits of American Indians.
The first is titled Portrait (Miss N) and the second is titled Red Man. I'd love to hear other's opinions on these two portraits.