alvin langdon coburn

DISCOVERING ALVIN A MAN OF MARK AND MYSTERY

“The photographic career of Alvin Langdon Coburn appears before our eyes like a brief time exposure through a fast lens.”

He was an amazing modern photographer working a century ahead of his time, inventing cutting edge techniques along the way…all in the first 24 years of his life. Then enjoy a full report of what came after that in the remaining 60 years. It’s an engrossing and fresh story.

Mrs. Marsh’s paper explores the relationship between photography and fine art through the lens of the long forgotten photographer Alvin Langdon Coburn, who was born in 1882, with a nod along the way to the Spencer Art Reference Library and the cult of Freemasonry, and the current heralded fine art photographer Matthew Pillsbury.

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