the first completely abstract kind of photograph, it is composed of kaleidoscopic repetitions of forms achieved by photographing objects through a triangular arrangement of three mirrors. Alvin Langdon Coburn, a member of the Photo-Secession group and a pioneer in nonobjective photography, invented vortography in 1917 and remained the principal advocate and practitioner of the technique. Coburn's experiments with the technique lasted only a short while.
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|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
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