Fine Art Photography

A Short History of Limited-Edition Photography

January 6, 2013

By David Walker

For much of the twentieth century, most photographers didn’t issue limited-edition prints. Paul Strand, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Harry Callahan, Lee Friedlander and others printed on demand. Edward Weston, one of the first to issue limited editions, was an exception, but didn’t complete many of his editions because demand didn’t warrant it. In the Seventies, Ansel Adams announced he would...

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