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Paul Strand

Paul Strand (1890–1976) was introduced to photography in 1904 by Lewis Hine, then Strand’s teacher at the Ethical Culture School in New York. Hine introduced him to Alfred Stieglitz’s Photo-Secession Gallery at 291 Fifth Avenue. Stieglitz championed Strand’s work by publishing it in Camera Work and ultimately exhibiting it at 291. Numerous solo and group exhibitions have showcased Strand’s work including a 1945 solo show at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and a 1971 retrospective exhibition that opened at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and later traveled to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Saint Louis Art Museum. The last major exhibition of Strand’s work, “Paul Strand circa 1916,” was organized in 1998 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and later traveled to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His work has been the subject of many monographs and can be found in the permanent collections of major museums internationally.

Books by Paul Strand
Toward a Deeper Understanding: Paul Strand at Work
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