The National Gallery of Art has made its comprehensive collection of works by photographer Alfred Stieglitz available to all through the Alfred Stieglitz Key Set Online Edition. This digital tool allows anyone to search, view, and compare over 1,600 works from the Key Set, which spans the breadth of Stieglitz's career and includes at least one print of every mounted photograph in his possession at the time of his death.
On April 25, 2019, the National Gallery of Art released the Alfred Stieglitz Key Set Online Edition, a digital version of an authoritative scholarly publication on the photographs and photographic practice of Alfred Stieglitz. Originally published as a two-volume print edition (Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set) in 2002, the digital version incorporates updated scholarship, including recent conservation findings, as well as robust search functionality and advanced image viewing and comparison tools. Under the guidance of Sarah Greenough, the Gallery's senior curator and head of the department of photographs, and Mark Levitch, Stieglitz online project coordinator, this most recent installment of the Online Editions series makes the 1,642 works from the Key Set—the foremost collection of Stieglitz's photographs—available to all and provides new opportunities for researching Stieglitz's oeuvre.
"Spanning the breadth of his career, the Key Set is the only comprehensive collection of Stieglitz's work in existence and is the cornerstone of the Gallery's collection of photographs," said Kaywin Feldman, director, National Gallery of Art. "We extend our thanks to the Henry Luce Foundation for its generous support in enabling the Gallery to make this seminal publication accessible to all, and to Juan Hamilton, for his stewardship of the Alfred Stieglitz Collection at the National Gallery of Art."
"When the National Gallery of Art released Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set in 2002, it was widely hailed as one of the first definitive publications on any photographer's work and immediately became a benchmark in the history of photography," said Sarah Greenough. "We hope that this updated and expanded digital edition will introduce new audiences around the world to the importance and beauty of Stieglitz's art."