Home Portraiture

  title={Home Portraiture},
  author={Christian A. Peterson},
  journal={History of Photography},
  pages={374 - 387}
  • C. Peterson
  • Published 1 November 2011
  • Art
  • History of Photography
In the 1890s photographers began making artistic portraits of their subjects in the home environment. These contrasted to the stiff studio portraits that were standard at the time; key elements were casual poses and natural lighting. For the next few decades, amateur artistic photographers (pictorialists) and professionals freely interacted and both aggressively pursued making home portraits. Realising a large market, publishers issued books on the subject and manufacturers produced specialised… 
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