Albert Steiner

Swiss, 1877–1965

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Albert Steiner

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Swiss, 1877–1965

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Albert Steiner was one of the seminal Swiss photographers of the 20th century, having early in his career recognized photography as a fine art form and not merely a method of documentation. His poetic, monumental images of the Swiss landscape—in the tradition of Ansel Adams—are precisely crafted explorations both of the world and of the photographic medium. Particularly evident in his portraiture, Steiner also experimented with various editing methods to imbue his photographs with painterly qualities. He is widely credited with shaping the perception of Switzerland as a nation of sublime beauty.

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Albert Steiner was one of the seminal Swiss photographers of the 20th century, having early in his career recognized photography as a fine art form and not merely a method of documentation. His poetic, monumental images of the Swiss landscape—in the tradition of Ansel Adams—are precisely crafted explorations both of the world and of the photographic medium. Particularly evident in his portraiture, Steiner also experimented with various editing methods to imbue his photographs with painterly qualities. He is widely credited with shaping the perception of Switzerland as a nation of sublime beauty.

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