Museums and Libraries

Photography collection of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg The second portion of the estate of Ernst Juhl is housed in the photography collection of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg. It was from this estate that the Kunstgewerbemuseum in Berlin (today the Kunstbibliothek) purchased 154 photographs in 1915.
Photographic collection of the Museum Folkwang, Essen The website offers a glimpse into the museum’s holdings of art photography from around 1900. With 127 works by Heinrich Kühn and 115 works by Hugo Erfurth, the Folkwang Museum has an extraordinary set of works relating to Pictorialism.
Albertina Online Photographic Collection The searchable database of the Albertina’s photographic collection contains about 4,500 objects. In addition to art photographs by Heinrich Kühn, it also houses the permanent loan from the Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt (Institute for Graphic Design), where many representatives of Austrian Pictorialism received their training, among them Rudolf Koppitz, Antios (Anton Josef Třcka), Karel Novák, and Trude Fleischmann.
Portail Arago (in French) This online portal by the French national museums for the presentation of their photographic collections. The Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Musée Guimet in Paris are represented. Pictorialism is one area of thematic focus.
Photographic Collection of the Musée d’Orsay, Paris  The Musée d’Orsay’s photography collection encompasses over 45,000 works, including numerous works relating to art photography at the turn of the last century, for example works by Robert Demachy and Constant Puyo as well as photographs by Peter Henry Emerson and two rare autochromes by Heinrich Kühn.
Photography Collection of the library of the Société française de photographie (in French and partially English)  The Société française de photographie was founded in 1854 in Paris. Its library contains 12,000 volumes, including some 500 periodicals, including the publications of the Photo Club de Paris, a major proponent of the art photography movement in France.



Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History Compact introduction to Pictorialism through particular works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s photography collection. The Metropolitan Museum holds 580 photographs from the collection of Alfred Stieglitz, including a great many works of Pictorialism.
Pictorialist Photography Exhibition Catalogs
Archive of 103 fully digitized catalogues of Pictorialist exhibitions held between 1891 and 1914. The catalogues were bequeathed by Alfred Stieglitz to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and are housed in the collection of the Joyce F. Menschel Photography Library, an archive operated by the Metropolitan Museum.
Graphics Atlas A website for identifying photographic techniques operated by the Image Permanence Institute in Rochester, NY. Succinct descriptions of appearance, picture stability, and the period in which a work was made are helpful aids in dating as well as for the conservation of photographic holdings.
Wikipedia: Camera Work The comprehensive entry on Camera Work in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia includes an index to all the magazine’s published photographs, artworks, texts, and supplements.
Art of the Photogravure A private website with image database, texts, bibliography, links, and a blog on photogravure. The database encompasses about 2,300 photogravures from the end of the nineteenth century to the present, with an emphasis on works from 1900. Among other things, it includes all the photogravures from Camera Work. Initiated and operated by the US-based photographer Mark Katzman.

A private image database on art photography dating to 1900 with over 2,000 works and an emphasis on photographers from the United States. Links to portfolios, exhibitions, and mainly German-language periodicals. The US-based journalist David Spencer initiated and runs the website, which has its own blog.