The National Portrait Gallery is presenting two complementary ex-hib-itions through the summer, showcasing portraits by photographers who were part of the "pictorialist" movement - pioneers who insisted photos could be works of art.
"Art and the Camera, 1900-1940: Pictorialist Photos from the National Portrait Gallery" is a collection of about 40 portraits by photographers including Alfred Stieglitz, the leader of the new movement, Gertrude Kasebier, Edward Steichen and Clarence White.This exhibition is scheduled to run through Dec. 11.
Kasebier's work is featured in a companion exhibition at the gallery, "Gertrude Kasebier, Photographer," on view through Oct. 2. This is a selection of 37 portrait, genre and allegorical photographs. Portrait subjects include Stieglitz, Steichen and sculptor August Rodin.