Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • When Worlds Collide: The Photographs of Alvin Langdon Coburn, Gustave Marissiaux and Alfred Stieglitz
  • 27-May-1995 - 20-Aug-1995
  • Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

These three turn-of-the-century photographers from England, Belgium, and the U.S. respectively, are known as pictorialists who explored the medium's expressive potential rather than it's documentary capabilities. In the works of Stieglitz and Coburn, buildings and landmarks suggest the changing face of modern urban life in London and New York at the turn of the last century, while Marissiaux's images of moody rural landscapes and peasant life look wistfully to the past. Organized by Mike Willis, NEA intern in photography.