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Henry B. Goodwin
Gelatin silver print, on strong chamois paper
38.2 x 25.5 cm (49.5 x 36.7 cm)
Bassenge Photography Auctions
5 December 2018, Photography, Auction: 112, Lot: 4185
German born, the Swedish photographer Henry B. Goodwin, originally studied Nordic languages and eventually moved to Uppsala, Sweden where he lectured at the university. He had already learned photography in the studio of Nicola Perscheid in Leipzig in 1903. When his academic career did not really progress, he began concentrating more on photography. In 1913 he opened a studio in his apartment in Stockholm and had the first one-man show of camera art in Sweden in 1915. For fifteen years he dominated Swedish photography and achieved the same status that the popular painters of the time had. Perscheid as well as Alvin Langdon Coburn strongly influenced his work and he was one of the prominent pictorialists of the time.