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Artists & Inspiration

William J. Stillman’s Photographic Studies in the Adirondacks

December 13, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This program is only offered through Zoom.

Painter and photographer William J. Stillman felt a deep connection to the Adirondacks. This talk will take a close look at Stillman’s camping trips to the late 1850s as part of the Philosophers’ Camp, which included Ralph Waldo Emerson, James Russell Lowell, and Louis Agassiz, as well as his solo trips, culminating in his extraordinary portfolio of photographic studies of the forest made in 1859.

About The Speaker:

Diane Waggoner is curator of photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. She has contributed to several publications on photography and curated numerous exhibitions, including The Pre-Raphaelite Lens: British Photography and Painting, 1848-1875 (2010) and East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography (2017). In 2020, she published the monograph, Lewis Carroll’s Photography and Modern Childhood (Princeton University Press).