Paul Strand

Of all the great photographers of the twentieth century, Paul Strand most truly embodies the aspirations and spirit of his age. Strand experimented with photography and made abstract studies. He sought to invent form through photography rather than imitating it. For more than sixty years, he created photographs that continue to increase in value and historical significance. Their impact is a result of concentration of essentials, purity, passion, and precision in a form that sustains these qualities as a lasting inheritance.

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