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Alvin Langdon Coburn

Alvin Langdon Coburn
(June 11, 1882 – November 23, 1966)
A brilliant experimental photographer, way ahead of his time.

Coburn was the first photographer to abstract photographs and to use elevated viewpoints, he was constantly experimenting, looking for new ways to take photographs.

He was an accomplished photographer by the age of eight and invented a kaleidoscopic mirror to take ‘vortographs’ and took some of the most innovative images of the early 20th century.

Some of Coburn’s work along with other pictorialists can be seen at the Royal Photographic Society’s ‘Squaring the Circles of Confusion’ Neo-Pictorialism in the 21st Century. The exhibition is curated by Zelda Cheatle, RPS Honorary Fellow, and features work from Takashi Arai, Susan Derges, David George, Joy Gregory, Tom Hunter, Ian Phillips McLaren, Céline Bodin, and Spencer Rowell. The exhibition will be on display at RPS Gallery, Bristol from 9 September to 6 November 2022.

There is a lovely cloth covered book and set of post cards that accompanies the exhibition and can be bought here and is shown at the bottom of this page.

The book and post cards for the exhibition. The images are also a link to the RPS website store where you can buy the book and postcards.