Overview

  • Born October 16, 1890 in New York City
  • In 1911, he went abroad for two months on his own. He went to Africa, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, England and Scotland.
  • Met Alfred Steiglitz early in his career after visiting the 291 gallery aka the "Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession" in New York City.
  • He started making photos in the soft-focus pictorial style of the day but in 1915 produced "Wall Street" which was the first step towards "straight" photography and modernism.
  • Pictorialism ==>> Modernism.
  • Social activism.
  • The last two issues of Camera Work were nearly completely Paul Strand photos including "Wall Street" and others.
  • 1927-28 - traveled to Maine to photograph
  • 1930-32 - traveled to New Mexico to photograph
  • 1936 - started the Photo League
  • 1942 - released Nativeland.
  • Photographed in Vermont during the winter of 1944-45.
  • In June 1949, Strand left the US for good, settling in Orgeval, France.
  • Died March 31, 1976, Orgeval, France

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Connections

  • Charles Sheeler
  • Alfred Stieglitz

Five Images

1) "Wall Street" from 1915. Strand was 25 when he took this. 

2) Percé Village, Gaspé, Quebec.

3) "Mr. Bennett", 1944. Vermont 

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