22 November 2006

Paul Strand

Photo: Paul Strand, Wall Street 1915

Photo: Paul Strand City Hall Park New York 1915

Both photos scan courtesy of Masters of Photography

"Strand was one of the first photographers to take up the visual problems and approaches which he saw in modern art. By 1915 this was showing clearly in his work, with an interest in geometrical forms, patterns, rhythm, space and the division of the frame; the pictures were like a knife cutting through the butter of Pictorialism. Stieglitz greeted this with enthusiasm, showing it in the gallery and making it the feature of the final issues of Camera Work."

read full article at photography.about.com

6 comments:

marcin said...

wow!

Ulla said...

wow, wow!
Two pictures.

abeku said...

wow, wow, wow!

Mikael said...

His work is a treasure to enjoy, great to see

jeanne wells said...

Paul Strand is one of my favorites -- so good to see his work today!

F said...

Truly great photography! The background in the uppermost pic...

I could kill for that one.

/Christofer