Considered the most important publication "marking the beginning proper of modernism," every issue of Camera Work was personally supervised by Stieglitz (Parr & Badger I:64). With a publication date of January 1914, this issue, Number 45, was delayed in production for six months and "was not published until June 1914" (ELM), immediately prior to the date of Stieglitz’ inscription. Featuring eight tipped-in tissue photogravures by James Craig Annan, son of the pioneering Scottish photographer Thomas Annan, and renowned photographer himself who was "highly esteemed by Stieglitz" and hailed in a 1904 issue as "one of the foremost artists in photography" (Harker, 145). This rare volume also contains the first printing of Mina Loy’s Aphorisms in Futurism (13-15), along with an excerpt of a play by Gertrude Stein and numerous critical reviews.
Haworth-Booth, Mark. The Golden Age of British Photography 1839-1900: Photographs from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London with Selections from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Royal Archives Windsor Castle. Millerton (NY: Aperture, 1984. p. 173