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Portrait postures
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I am posting on behalf of an archivist colleague of mine, who has a photograph that he is trying to investigate. His question is one that I have never come across. Can anyone help?"I ran across a bit…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Martin Todd Jun 30, 2020.

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Jim Burant commented on Joanna Sassoon's blog post Closure of Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
"So many cultural organizations are struggling due to this world-wide pandemic. From the information provided here this appears to be a move designed to protect the long-term survival of the organization. I'd like to wish them luck."
Dec 1, 2020
David Martin Todd replied to Jim Burant's discussion Portrait postures
"No significance really, only that the gentleman was probably head of the house and being seated was preferred, maybe the lady was positioned this way purely because the photographer posed her this way thinking this was quite revolutionary for this…"
Jun 30, 2020
Glenn C. Samson replied to Jim Burant's discussion Portrait postures
"The seated man is seen head on, the standing woman is in profile.  Perhaps there was some compelling reason, like a stroke, for instance, that the woman was photographed this way.  "
Jun 15, 2020
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Portrait postures

I am posting on behalf of an archivist colleague of mine, who has a photograph that he is trying to investigate. His question is one that I have never come across. Can anyone help?"I ran across a bit of a curiosity in the photo line and thought you might be able to shed some light or have some thoughts.  In the attached photo the wife of the man seated is standing at a 90 degree angle from him.  I was wondering if there was any significance or meaning behind this positioning.  The shot is in…See More
May 18, 2020

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A blog about American pioneer photographers

A colleague of mine in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has been conducting research on early American photographers for more than twenty-five years, and is now making it available on wordpress blog. As many of these photographers either trained in Europe or in Britain, or in some cases emigrated from Britain, I thought it would be worthwhile to provide the link to this important resource at https://pioneeramericanphotographers.com/…

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