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1910North America • USAPhotographic show at the Albright Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY, USA) is one of the first where photographs are shown as art in an Art Gallery. The gallery also purchased 12 pictures for the collection.
Alfred Stieglitz wrote to Ernst Juhl (6 January 1911):
"This exhibition was without doubt the most important that has been held anywhere so far. We won't be seeing anything like it in the near future. Only very select prints, in most cases the best of their kind that exist, and with the exception of 20 gravures which are in their way originals, only original prints" [were shown].
1910North America • USAWilliam Warnecke photographs the shooting of New York Mayor William Gaynor by J.J. Gallagher on the SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse. (9 August 1910)
Herbert G. Ponting
The 'Terra Nova' Icebound in the Pack 
[British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913 (led by Scott on the "Terra Nova")] 
1911 (taken) 1914 (print)
Herbert Ponting accompanies Captain Scott's second South Pole expedition.
1912Asia • JapanThe Aiyu Photography Club is founded in Nagota.
Frank Hurley
Endurance in the Ice 
[Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917 (led by Ernest Shackleton on the "Endurance")] 
Frank Hurley accompanies Sir Earnest Shackleton's second Antarctic expedition.
1914North America • USAThe USS Mississippi drops anchor at Naval Shipyard Pensacola to survey the area for a Naval Aeronautical Station during the early days of flight. Walter Leroy Richardson, who joined the US Navy in 1911, takes the photographs and goes on to become the US Navy's first official photographer. (20 January 1914)
1915North America • USA 
Unidentified photographer
[Eastland disaster, diver Harry Halvorsen standing on ladder near the overturned hull of the steamer]. 
1915, 24 July (on or after)
The lake steamer Eastland rolls over in Chicago with the loss of 844 passengers and crew. (24 July 1915)
1917North America • USA 
Paul Strand
Photograph - New York 
[Camera Work, no. 49/50, pl. 06] 
The photographs of Paul Strand are published in Camera Work, Number XLIX, Number L.
1917North America • USAAlfred Steiglitz publishes the last issue of Camera Work. During the years it was published (1903-1917) it was the most influential and well produced of any photographic magazine.
1917Europe • RussiaNarkompros (the 'People's Commissariat for Education') is founded and puts publishing, media and dissemination under State control.
1917Europe • Great Britain 
Alvin Langdon Coburn
Alvin Langdon Coburn takes his Vortograph photographs that are among the first that play with light and are intentionally abstract.
1918Europe • SwitzerlandChristian Schad starts making abstract photographs by placing objects directly on photographic paper and exposing it. Tristan Tzara, the founder of Dada, calls them Schadographs but they come under the general heading of photograms.

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