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Strand, Paul (1890 - 1976)

In 1907, Paul Strand receives his first camera and soon discovers Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession Gallery in New York that, with its cubist and fauvist art pieces, influences his own modernist manner. Fascinated by the verticality of his city’s buildings, he is also eager to represent and enhance ‘the life of simple things’ with humble yet powerful and aesthetic portraits as well as depictions of trivial scenes and objects. He thus gives a face to the hundreds of people living in the modern urban context, documenting poverty amongst the crowds of the metropolis. An essential observation that led Jean Dieuzaide to declare: ‘He photographs like Cézanne does apples, or Weston, peppers.’
 

Paul Strand, Pork Butcher, Montmerle-sur-Saone, the Ain Region, France, 1950
Paul Strand, Pork Butcher, Montmerle-sur-Saone, the Ain Region, France, 1950
Paul Strand, Cobweb in Rain, Georgetown, Maine, 1927
Paul Strand, Cobweb in Rain, Georgetown, Maine, 1927
Paul Strand, Day Laborer, Luzzarra, Italy, 1953
Paul Strand, Day Laborer, Luzzarra, Italy, 1953
Paul Strand, Fox River, Gaspe, 1937
Paul Strand, Fox River, Gaspe, 1937
Paul Strand, In a Barn, Luzzara, Italy, 1953
Paul Strand, In a Barn, Luzzara, Italy, 1953
Paul Strand, Loch Au Duin and Bornigh, South Uist, Hebrides, 1954
Paul Strand, Loch Au Duin and Bornigh, South Uist, Hebrides, 1954
Paul Strand, Mexico, 1933
Paul Strand, Mexico, 1933
Paul Strand, New York, 1916
Paul Strand, New York, 1916
Paul Strand, New York, 1916
Paul Strand, New York, 1916
Paul Strand, Untitled, New York, 1917
Paul Strand, Untitled, New York, 1917
Paul Strand, Untitled, New York, 1917
Paul Strand, Untitled, New York, 1917
Paul Strand, Untitled, New York, 1917
Paul Strand, Untitled, New York, 1917
Paul Strand, Rebecca, New York, 1923
Paul Strand, Rebecca, New York, 1923
Paul Strand, The Family, Luzzara, Italy, 1953
Paul Strand, The Family, Luzzara, Italy, 1953
Paul Strand, Untitled, 1920
Paul Strand, Untitled, 1920
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