Arnold R.onnebeck visited Stieglitz and O'Keeffe for a week at Lake George in October 1924. While there, he took a series of snapshots which record Stieglitz taking photographs of O'Keeffe, images which are unique since no other photographs document Stieglitz actually in the process of expanding what is arguably the most famous portrait of the twentieth century, an ongoing work of thematic and temporal depth. Other photographs in which Stieglitz is shown holding a camera (figure 1), perhaps even pausing in his work, appear self-consciously posed, and with the artist separated from his subjects. Rönnebeck's pictures are remarkable for the vivid image they convey of an artist thoroughly absorbed in his work.
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