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Paul Strand (American, 1890-1976)

Click to enlarge Paul Strand studied at the Ethical Culture School, New York, with Lewis Hine, who introduced him to Alfred Stieglitz, in 1907. Strand's direct, realistic photographs were published in the last two issues of Camera Work (1916 and 1917), heralding the "straight photography" movement. In New Mexico during the summers from 1930 to 1932, The New York-born Strand integrated people, place, and a sense of history into his photographs. For two years he made photographs and films in Mexico, sponsored by the Mexican government. During the fifties and sixties, Strand produced books on France, Italy, and Africa. Photographs of his garden were published as The World on My Doorstep, in 1976.
- Paul Butt

Selected Bibliography
Greenough, Sarah. Paul Strand: an American Vision. Washington, D.C., 1990: Aperture, in association with the National Gallery of Art.

Rosenblum, Naomi. Paul Strand, the Early Years, 1910-1932, (Ph.D. thesis). New York: City University of New York, 1978.

Tomklins, Calvin, et. al. Paul Strand: Sixty Years of Photographs: Excerpts from Correspondence, Interviews, and Other Documents. New York: Aperture, 1976.


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