Alfred Stieglitz is perhaps best known for his spiritually rich photographs of his surroundings, family, friends, and the many women he loved, including his second wife, painter Georgia O’Keeffe. But few people know that his influence went beyond his own individual artistry. At his gallery “291″ he presented the first American exhibitions of Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Rousseau. His militant advocacy of photography as art won widespread acclaim for the medium.
Check out this in-depth look at the life and work of legendary photographer Alfred Stieglitz. It’s part of the PBS American Masters series, and you can watch it here in it’s entirety.