Georgia O'Keeffe: A Portrait
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© J. Paul Getty Trust

Alfred Stieglitz
American, 1918
Gelatin silver print
9 1/2 x 7 3/4 in.

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A striking figure in a smart hat, seductively open white shirt, and black jacket, Georgia O'Keeffe stands in front of one of her paintings and clutches at her breasts as if her hands contain a life force unto themselves. Her penetrating gaze above the camera transports her to a space the viewer cannot share.

From 1917 through the mid-1930s, Alfred Stieglitz photographed O'Keeffe, with whom he began a passionate relationship in 1918. He called the extended series of photographs he made of her Georgia O'Keeffe: A Portrait.