Georgia O’keefe Photographer

Denver Art Museum had a great exhibit of and about Georgia O’keefe’s photography.  Most of us including me ( until seeing this exhibit) think of GO as this great painter who was married to Alfred Steiglitz a central figure in 20th century photography.  She was however her own photographer relying on her circle of friends who were also photographers to expand her repertoire.  Todd Webb was one such friend.  She was more concerned about shape, position and light than learning the technical aspects of exposure and development.  The photos in the exhibit  were at times very small, almost like what you would get from a drugstore processing.  The O’Keefe family had always embraced photography but it appears that Georgia’s serious efforts began when she was in her 60’s.  

Shot by Todd Webb

Todd Webb

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