About the American photographer, Paul STRAND (1890-1976).

Paul STRAND was one of the most influential American photographers of the 20th century. He grew up in New York as the son of Bohemian immigrants. Lewis HINE taught him the basics of photographic work. Through him he also got to know Alfred STIEGLITZ and the Photo-Secessionists. Between 1925 and 1930 he undertook several journeys through areas of the USA & Canada unknown to him. During this time he discovered the rural life of America and the fascination of representation. From 1932 to 1934 he lived in Mexico. Here he expanded his expression of culture and people. After nearly ten years of film work, Strand returned to photography in 1944. His project 'Time in New England', was to be an attempt to discover the traces of surviving traditions in the manifestations of a region, its landscape and people. In 1951 he settled in Orgeval (France), as America no longer offered him any prospects for life and work in the wake of the communist persecution that had begun in the McCarthy era. Paul STRAND died in 1976 in his house in Orgeval.

Photo books by and about the work of Paul STRAND (a selection)

'Time in New England' (1950, 1980); 'La France de Profil' (1952); 'Un Paese' (1955, 1997); 'Land der Gräser' (1962); 'Living Egypt' (1969); 'A Retrospective Monograph' (1972); 'Ghana' (1976); 'Die Welt vor meiner Tür. 1950-1976' (1994); 'Southwest' (2004); 'Tir A'Mhurain: The Outer Hebrides of Scotland' (1968, 2004); 'Toward a Deeper Understanding. Paul Strand at Work' (2007); 'In Mexico' 2010); 'Mexique 1932-34' (mit Henri CARTIER-BRESSON, 2012)


In German language 'Hinter der Kamera', Juliet Hacking portrays 38 of the most important personalities in the history of photography. By working out contexts, the portraits add to an overview of great innovations, trends and developments in photography.
24,80 € * Weight 1.3 kg
38,00 € Weight 0.4 kg
Out-of-print volume 'Paul Strand: The World on My Doorstep' pays tribute to a distinguished photographer. In addition to the best images from his later years, it includes an intimate biographical essay, as well as an essay on his portraits and landscapes.
68,00 € Weight 1.2 kg
'Paul Strand in Mexico' contains the photos, he has taken in the early 1930s, reflecting the development of his idea of the 'collective portrait' in which he depicted the region through individuals, still lifes, architecture as well as religious themes.
48,00 € Weight 2.9 kg
For out-of-print book 'Ghana. An African Portrait', Paul STRAND collected and found motifs - landscapes, architecture, portraits, street scenes - that were suitable for documenting the transition to modernization of Ghana, who had declared as independent.
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'Paul Strand. Southwest' reconstructs a previously largely unexplored period of his distinguished career through b&w photographs shown for the first time, including dramatic landscapes and decaying ghost towns, as well as a collection of notes & ephemera.
from 20,00 € Weight 1 kg
'Photographers A-Z' brings together photographers who have made a significant contribution to photographic culture, as well as the most important photographic volumes of the past century. The entries are illustrated with facsimiles from books & magazines.
from 16,00 €
Now world-famous photographers Henri CARTIER-BRESSON (France) and Paul STRAND (USA) both traveled to Mexico at a young age in the early 1930s. The out-of-print book 'Mexique 1932-34' offers the possibility of comparing their photographic work at that time
from 18,00 € Weight 0.7 kg