Alvin Langdon Coburn self-portrait, 1905 (detail)

Alvin Langdon Coburn

September 19, 2013

Alvin Langdon Coburn was an early 20th-century American photographer, known as a key figure in the development of American pictorialism. Langdon Coburn became the first major photographer to emphasize the visual potential of elevated viewpoints and later made some of the first completely abstract photographs.