NY: G.K. Hall & Co., 1994. Annan, J. Craig. First ed. Small 4to., xx, 192 pp., illustrated. Cloth in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Fine. Item #30794
J. Craig Annan (1864-1946), photographer and son of a photographer, played an important role in the fight for recognition of photography as an art in its own right. He exhibited widely in Europe and America, and became a member of the Linked Ring. The Linked Ring was an association of English photographers formed in 1892 that was one of the first groups to promote the notion of photography as fine art. They held annual exhibitions from 1893 to 1909 and called these gatherings “salons,” a name they borrowed from the world of painting in an attempt to demonstrate their artistic qualifications.