Art: Progress Medal

Alfred Steiglitz, American photographer, was awarded by unanimous vote of the members of the Royal Photographic Society (London) the Progress Medal—a prize heretofore awarded solely for scientific achievement.

Years ago Steiglitz saw the possibilities of photography as an artistic medium and set out to make a photograph a personal thing that should be adapted to different types—not a stiff, hard picture, but a soft, delicate thing, properly composed and balanced—with beauty of line and grace of movement, as in a fine painting.

Mr. Steiglitz has 150 medals from cities throughout Europe and America,...

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