Jeannette Klute: A Photographic Pioneer
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80 Pages

8.5 x 8.5 cm

54 colour. Illustrations

Imprint: RIT Press

Jeannette Klute: A Photographic Pioneer

by Therese Mulligan and Becky Simmons

Foreword by Becky Simmons

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The first monograph on the work of a photographic pioneer in the field of color nature photography, Jeannette Klute.
The focus of Jeannette Klute's career at Eastman Kodak Company was on new discoveries in color photography, in particular, the dye transfer color process. As a photographic illustrator, she worked with physicist and author, RalphM. Evans, before being promoted to research photographer in charge of the Visual Research Studio of the Color Control Division. Klute adopted the laborious dye transfer process in the interest of highlighting landscape and naturalsettings. She promoted environmental concerns in her views, joining a small group of landscape modernists including Elliot Porter, who chose the new aesthetics of advanced color technology over the conventional appearance of black and white nature settings.

The release of this title illuminates a particular period in twentieth-century American photography, accompanied by fine examples of Klute's work. Her career is intertwined with RIT's role in photographic education; the Eastman Kodak Company during its heyday; the company's role in the development of color photography; the dye transfer process; and the rise of color photography as an art form. Klute's photographs areheld by a number of collections in the U.S., and the RIT Archive Collections at Rochester Institute of Technology contains the largest holding of her lifelong work.

THERESE MULLIGAN is the author of The Photography ofAlfred Steiglitz: Georgia O'Keeffe's Enduring Legacy to George Eastman House (2000), and Bernie Boston: American Photojournalist (2006), and a contributing writer/editor for several essays and photographic journals.
BECKY SIMMONS is a contributing author of Frans Wildenhain, 1950-1975 (2012), co-author of Past Meets Present: Recovering the History of Women at Rochester Institute of Technology, 1885-1945 (2009).

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9781939125439

July 2017

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Title Details

80 Pages

0.85 x 0.85 cm

54 colour. Illustrations

Imprint: RIT Press