Hobart V. Roberts, American (1874 - 1959)

Hobart Roberts

Hobart Vosburgh Roberts (1874 - 1959) was one of the nation’s most recognized amateur wildlife photographers in the first decades of the 20th century. Roberts developed ingenious techniques for capturing birds and animals on film in their natural habitats. Most notably, the Utica, N.Y. native was one of a small group of amateur photographers who pioneered photographing animals at night.

Robert’s work was published in Audubon Magazine, Country Life, Modern Photography, and The National Geographic Magazine. Famed photographer Edward Steichen selected Roberts’ photos for inclusion in U.S. Camera 1940, along with images by Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Eliot Porter.

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