Vintage hand-pulled photogravure from Camera Works on wove paper. American photographer George Henry Seeley was born in Boston Massachusetts in 1880. Alfred Stieglitz saw Seeley’s photos at the First American Salon in 1904 and immediately invited him to join Camera Work a journal of pictorialism and the vanguard of American modernism. In the early part of the century Seeley participated in almost all the major Photo- Sessionist exhibitions. The folowing is a quote most likely by Steiglitz … Originally Seeley chose a path peculiarly his own. He followed it close. He is undoubtedly one of the most original and earnest of the Photo-Sessionist… Seeley’s photographs are known for their delicacy and softness which this photo is a great example. Not many of these photogravures have survived making Black Bowl a great find and very collectable.