1908 was the twelfth (Zwölfter Jahrgang) and final year Die Kunst in der Photographie was published. A one-page announcement printed on laid paper and issued with the first art folio that year, co-signed by editor Franz Goerke and publisher Wilhelm Knapp did not however anticipate this fact. Instead of four quarterly issues, which had been the norm for this journal from 1904-1907, a total of 8 issues would now appear in 1908. The price would be lowered from 6 Marks to 3 Marks per issue. This decision by Wilhelm Knapp was certainly made in the interest of making the publication more accessible to a wider audience, however, the cost basis for the entire year actually remained unchanged at 24 Marks. This change only affected the number of photographic plates issued with each art folio. Individual 1908 issues contained 3 large plate photogravures and 6 mounted autotype plates, or 24 total photogravures and 48 autotypes for 1908. The statement concludes in emphasizing Die Kunst in der Photographie would be committed to the promotion of outstanding art photographers, the work of the photo clubs as well as international exhibitions with the goal of promoting their future work. PhotoSeed here presents five of the eight art folios.
Themes for the 8 individual art folios for 1908:
1. The work of Leonard Misonne, Gilly
2. The work of Otto Scharf, Krefeld
3. The Photographic Society of Philadelphia
4. Die Freie Vereinigung von Amateur-Photographen zu Hamburg (The Free Association of Amateur Photographers in Hamburg)
5. The Photo-Club in Austria
6. The Camera-Club in Austria
7. The Club for Amateur Photography in Munich
8. Verschiedene Arbeiten (Different Work) 1.
1. Rolf H. Krauss: Die Kunst in der Photographie, the German Camera Work -
Part 1: The Publication and its Images: History of Photography, Volume 10, Number 4, October-December 1986 p. 287