Photographer Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) and painter Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) first met in 1916, when she heard that he was giving her drawings their first public showing - without her consent. The following year Stieglitz began his portrait of his future wife, according to his idea that a portrait was not just one photograph, but a series that would portray the many aspects of a person.
Stieglitz had become obsessed with photographing Georgia since the beginning of their relationship. He would take over 300 portraits of her between 1918 and 1937.
Stieglitz and O'Keefe shared a devotion and honesty unique for its time. At a time when men and women had extraordinarily stringent gender roles, Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe’s relationship placed them as equals. Aren't these images just amazing? Feel free to hold forth in the comments section! :-)