The New Pictorialism

Challenge #2 in the Great Movements in Photography series. Hosted by Mark Scott Abeln.
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In the 19th century, photographers struggled to be seen as artists, and not merely technicians. The Pictorialists wanted to make photography an art form, and they went far beyond mere technical capture of a subject. They wanted to make objects of art that were beautiful and expressed personal emotion. To this end, they heavily modified their images. Pictorialist photographers were more interested in art and aesthetics than subject matter. Pictorialists aimed for emotional impact, rich and delicate images, and poetic interpretations. It also took a lot from the styles of painting in its day, particularly Romanticism and Impressionism. Pictorialism often has a spiritual quality, where the photographer listens to the "still, small, voice". Pictorialism faded with the advent of Photographic Modernism, which was inspired by photographic technology itself. In the 21st century, a New Pictorialism, fueled by the power of image editing tools, is becoming increasingly important.
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Canals of Amsterdam
Angel
venice cafe
Flower Seller, Oakland, CA
Bad Boy O'Kane
Beauty of Architecture
flower
Ballerina Flower DRESS
An Old Factory
Amsterdam Afternoon
Dream
old woman
Wilderness
Fall Arrangement
dancer
Kootenay_B&W
beggar and dog
DoubleTroubleKoll-Edit
the empty flying chair
Impressionism
farewell with a summer
Kale` Polis on cement
Homage to him
Blossom
Dock of The Bay
Rain fall outside
Window Seat
San Francisco Bay Sunset
After the Gala
Peace
Mono Fantasy
Ashlee
Canal Grande
FIELD WITH POPPIES B&W
maze
Stand in the wind
Alive
IMG_9602_1016
Honfluer Church Steeple
Pulsatilla
glass
Walking in a Dream
Red
Castle 4
23jan_01
Paris View From The Top
Flower
Winter Leaves
Dawn
Eucalyptus
DSC_0117
Time to leave
Loyalty
Coen
Old Beijing 1
Gangster
Fight for Life
Pictorialism
Grand Canyon
Awaits
Long forgotten
Summer
Holland Bikes-6
free rotorvator
0-Home_sweet_home
EDEN
MSM Across The Field
winterscapes2_110118-31_2_3_4_5_6_7-Edit
Lonely
Angel without face
Micky
Dragons
underlay
Drops on the banana flower.
SADNESS
Jack's River
Old Beijing 2
Looking at other angles of the Coliseum.
Standout
Moonbeams on the toadstools
Cutlery
Airport Girl
Majesty
Holland Bikes-5
25jan01
Castle
she
Peranakan Kitchen
Framed cloud
Wisdom
Visiting the Orient
Dream Home
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Calvary Cemetery, in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - heavily processed weaping angel with rose
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