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November 18th, 2006

New Work Posted: Pictures of East Anglian Life

The photographs in this book, and several others published by P.H. Emerson between 1887 and 1895, changed the way photography was perceived in the late 19th century. Whereas some photographers imitated painting, using costumes and artificial poses, Emerson emphasized naturalism or truthfulness in his photography claiming that photography could be an independent art with its own values. Emerson embraced the newly refined photogravure process for its soft and impressionistic qualities illustrating, in this book, honest pictures of East Anglian peasant and fishermen life.
 
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November 14th, 2006

Is this a photogravure plate?

Recently we were asked if the image below is of a photogravure plate.  We posted the question to some experts and here is what they had to say…

note: The image in ‘blue’ tone is simply the photograph of the plate ‘inverted’ in photoshop to illustrate a positive impression of the plate.

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