Categories

RSS Aggregator

By Jason Rhody Several projects funded by NEH’s Office of Digital Humanities have been featured in t [...]

Humboldt University Nubian Expedition (in English)  – Humboldt-Universität Nubien Expedition (auf De [...]

EMINA: Egyptian Mummies in North America EMINA is a searchable database of Egyptian mummy resources [...]

Added URLs, for the full-text content only, of ten more UK university repositories. Journal of Insec [...]

The Jewish Quarterly Review (Open Access Backfiles) ISSN: 00216682 E-ISSN: 15530604 Established in 1 [...]

Open Access (free to read) Archaeology articles:A Review of Techniques for the Graphical Display of [...]

The following is a guest post by Kris Nelson, Program Management Specialist at the Library of Congre [...]

A joint initiative which involves several projects co-funded by the European Commission DCH-RP, APAR [...]

Subject: Final call for papers for the 2014 TEI Conference Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:13:05 +0000 Fro [...]

In early April 2014 the Brooklyn Museum removed all its images from flickr. They now appear in Wikim [...]

Some futurist scenarios are more probable than others. But even those that seem wildly improbable he [...]

Since its launch last year, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has been working hard on br [...]

At the end of the first season of Downton Abbey in a scene that is exemplary of the serie’s greatnes [...]

a day for bringing together anyone interested in opening up archives for research and reuse The sess [...]

Annali di Botanica (In English) Asian Myrmecology (Ants) Biodiversity & Ecology Bulletin of the [...]

Top Subscribed RSS

Top Contributors

Selma Lagerlöf

Selma Lagerlöf
This photograph by Henry B. Goodwin depicts the Swedish author Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf (1858–1940), the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Goodwin was born the son of a Bavarian landscape painter and originally named Heinrich Buergel. He was a scholar of Old Icelandic and one of the pioneers of portrait photography in Scandinavia. He adopted a new homeland and a new name and contributed to the visual image of contemporary Swedes by becoming the most-renowned society photographer in Sweden in his era. An advocate of pictorialism, a school of photography that claimed that aesthetic merit was more important than subject matter, Goodwin sought to transform his subjects into icons. He became an image maker, not only promoting the existing images of his clients, but creating completely new ones. Lagerlöf’s writings often have been regarded as a prototype for Scandinavian pastoral literature. Goodwin took another approach to his subject. He portrayed the fiercely independent and iconoclastic author as a symbol of Scandinavian resolution and physical presence.

(46)

metadata entry

Contribution: World Digital Library

Name: World Digital Library

URL: link to the original post

Entry: http://www.wdl.org/en/item/11635/?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

Language: English

Format: text/html