C.H. White portraits (1900s)

Clarence Hudson White :: Mrs. Fox (Kate Parsenau), New York, 1910. Platinum print. | src Library of Congress
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Clarence H. White :: Kate (Parsenau) Fox, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, 1910. Platinum print. | src: Library of Congress
Clarence H. White :: Girl with Bowl, 1907. Platinum print. | src Princeton University Art museum
Clarence H. White :: Girl with Bowl, 1907. Platinum print. | src Princeton University Art museum

In his first years as a photographer, White concentrated on genre subjects like this one, often using young women as his models. Throughout his career, he continued to photograph women, from his mother and members of his wife’s family to well-known actresses of the day, such as Maude Adams. White attempted to imbue women with notions of truth and beauty, a view not uncommon among the photographers known as Pictorialists, who considered the female subject to be the most artistic and spiritual choice in the history of art. Photographs like this one allowed White to experiment with dramatic lighting while simultaneously relating photography to a long tradition of painting, through his use of a female model. [source of text]

Clarence H. White :: Woman on rocks, Caritas Islands, Connecticut, 1909. Platinum print. | src Princeton Univ. Art museum
Clarence H. White :: Woman on rocks, Caritas Islands, Connecticut, 1909. Platinum print. | src Princeton Univ. Art museum

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