Stieglitz spent most of his life fighting for
the recognition of photography as a valid art
form. In 1923, he was asked if he would give
the Museum of Fine Arts some of his photographs.
This was significant because it was the first
time that a major American Art Museum included
photographs or even considered them for display.
In 1924, Stieglitz sent 27 photographs to the
Metropolitan Museum of Art.
He was the first photographer to reach this
achievement in America. He became standard that
all photography was compared to in the United
States. In 1883, at the age of 19, he took his
first pictures while attending a school in Berlin.
He experimented with new techniques and pushed
the limits that were the standard at that time.
He was told that a camera could only be used
in the daytime. He decided to challenge that
theory and set up his camera in a small cellar.
His greatest photographic discoveries were that
it was possible to make unlimited depth of field
photo's through time exposures. And he proved
that pictures could be taken in rain or snow