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Arts & Entertainment - December 6, 2013

The eternal debate

Exhibit focuses on an early artist with strong views on the question: "Is photography art?"

by Rebecca Wallace

With his gentle images of English rustic life, Peter Henry Emerson hardly seems like an artist in the midst of a major art-world debate. Yet the young woman peeling potatoes, the fields and fens, the seaside sunsets are his gauntlets thrown down in black and white.

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