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O ne February day in 1893, a 30-year-old New Jersey-born man of German descent stood on New York City’s Fifth Avenue in a raging blizzard and took a picture of a stage coach in motion. That photograph became an iconic image of the late 19th century, and the man holding the camera not only shook the art world but influenced American culture for the next half-century. He championed free expression; promoted artists whose work was so revolutionary as to be scorned; and published a leading art magazine. His name was Alfred Stieglitz. He also made an impression on Saint Anselm College art historian Katherine Hoffman. Professor Katherine Hoffman photographed this wall in the Marjorelle Garden in Marrakesh, Morocco. 40

The Fourth Abbot - Summer 2011

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