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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. Klute adopted the laborious Dye Transfer process in the interest of highlighting landscape and natural settings. 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 new title illuminates a particular period in twentieth-century American photography, accompanied by fine examples of Klute’s work. Her photographs are held by a small number of American collections in the U.S., and the RIT Archive Collections at Rochester Institute of Technology contains the largest holding of her lifelong work.
About the Authors
Therese Mulligan, Ph.D., is the author of The Photography of Alfred 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. She is the Administrative Chair of the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
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) and has authored entries related to amateur photography and photography journals for the Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography (2008). As RIT Archivist, she manages university records and collections related to the history of visual arts education at RIT.
Exhibition at RIT William Harris Gallery: October 5–28, 2017
Publisher: RIT Press (08/2017)
Illustrations: 55, mostly color
Size: 8.5 in x 8.5 in.
Shipping Weight: 0.5lb
Table of Contents
The Photography of Jeannette Klute 1
The Dye Transfer Process 21
Gallery of Photographs 25
Woodland Portraits and Derivation