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Joseph T. Keiley

Joseph Turner Keiley was an early 20th-century photographer, writer and art critic. His photographs were exhibited in more than two dozen international exhibitions, and he achieved international acclaim for both his artistic style and his writing.


  • Joseph T. Keiley was vorn in 1869 in New York, United States.

  • Career

    • Keiley joined the Camera Club in 1899 and was the fourth American to be elected to The Linked Ring. A member of the Photo-Secession, he was acknowledged to be its historian.

      With Alfred Stieglitz, he developed a refinement of the glycerine process for local development of the platinum print. An art photographer as well as a historian, Keiley employed the platinotype process with a variation arrived at through his researches with Stieglitz. When Stieglitz started Camera Work in 1903 he asked Keiley to become Associate Editor, and for the next eleven years he was second only to Stieglitz in the details of publishing the journal. He contributed dozens of essays, reviews and technical articles, and he advised Stieglitz about promising new photographers from Europe.

    Major achievements

    • PUBLICATIONS Anthologies: Camera Work: A Critical Anthology, Jonathan Green, ed., 1973; Early Photographs & Early Photographers, Oliver Mathews, 1973. Periodicals: "J. Craig Annan," Camera Work, Oct 1904.


    • "Lenore" by Joseph Keiley


    Keiley became the fourth American elected to the Linked Ring, which at that time was the most prominent photographic society in the world promoting pictorialism.


    • Coworker: Alfred Stieglitz
      With Alfred Stieglitz, Joseph T. Keiley developed a refinement of the glycerine process for local development of the platinum print.
    Joseph Keiley
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    Born July 16, 1869
    Died January 21, 1914
    (aged 44)
    • 1899
      Camera Club of New York
    • 1903
      Associate Editor of Camera Work