An incredible exhibition: the photographer Paul Strand

From Wall Street to a modest village in Italy or some unknown little places in Romania (Rucăr), from Scotland to Egypt, Morocco and Ghana, the famous photographer put his camera on the most amazing shreds of life. Streets and people are different in his eyes and Paul Strand, one of the most influential photographer of the 20th century, conjured the sights, sounds and textures of the places so he could capture the entire spirit.
(Above: Paul Strand Photographing the Orgeval Garden, 1974, © Martine Franck / Magnum Photos)
Next year, Victoria & Albert Museum will present the first retrospective of the American artist Paul Strand (1890-1976) in the UK for over 30 years. “Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century” will encompass over 200 objects from exquisite vintage photographic prints to films, books, notebooks, sketches and Strand’s own cameras to trace his career over sixty years. Arranged both chronologically and thematically, the exhibition will broaden understanding to reveal Strand as an international photographer and filmmaker with work spanning myriad geographic regions and social and political issues.
“Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century”: from 19 March to 3 July 2016 at Victoria & Albert Museum, London / Supported by the American Friends of the V&A / | #PaulStrand


Wall Street, New York, 1915, © Paul Strand Archive, Aperture Foundation


Couple Rucar Romania 1967 by Paul Strand, © Paul Strand Archive Aperture Foundation


The Family, Luzzara (The Lusettis), 1953, © Paul Strand Archive, Aperture Foundation

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