Review: Hugh Eakin on Alfred Stieglitz

Alfred Stieglitz, The Steerage (1910). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

It seems fitting that one of Alfred Stieglitz’s most renowned photographs is also one of his most misunderstood. Taken in 1907, The Steerage famously depicts a huddled mass of third-class passengers crowded into two levels of a transatlantic liner, women and children below, men a…

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