HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY:Henry Peach Robinson






Henry Peach Robinson nació en 1830. Era una persona de gran talento y constancia. En su vida, además de dedicarse a la fotografía, fue vendedor de libros y pintor. Muy influenciado por la pintura romántica de Turner, es considerado como uno de los padres del pictorialismo fotográfico y pionero en el arte del montaje . También fue uno de los grandes luchadores a favor de la inmersión de la fotografía en el mundo del arte. Es autor de algunos tratados sobre el arte fotográfico, como “Pictorial Effect in Photography” ,“Picture Making in Photography”, donde defiende la ruptura del automatismo en fotografía y su elevación a la categoría de arte (pictórico). 

Su obra más famosa es Fading Away, que es un Montaje que parte de cinco negativos distintos que nos muestra la agonía de una chica enferma de tuberculosis rodeada de su familia. En esta imagen indudablemente dramática, ella es el centro; detrás se encuentra su hermana y de frente, la figura materna. El padre se sitúa al fondo, de espaldas, frente a un ventanal acostado sobre las cortinas. Se ve un paisaje tormentoso a través del cristal. 
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Henry Peach Robinson was born in 1830. He was a person of great talent and perseverance. In his life besides turning to photography he was a bookseller and a painter. Heavily influenced by the romantic paintings of Turner, he is considered one of the fathers of pictorial photography and a pioneer in the art of editing. He was also one of the great fighters for the immersion of photography in the art world. He is the author of several treatises on the art of photography as "Pictorial Effect in Photography", "Picture Making in Photography ", which advocates the breaking of automation in photography and his elevation to the status of art (painting). 

His most famous work is Fading Away, a collage of five different that shows the agony of a girl suffering from tuberculosis, surrounded by her family. In this picture certainly dramatic, she is the center, behind is her sister and front, the mother figure. The father was located at the back, leaning against a window with heavy curtains. It shows a landscape through the glass storm.

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