Paul Strand, ‘Photographs of Mexico’, 1940, Phillips

New York: Virginia Stevens
Varying dimensions from 5 x 6 3/8 in. (12.7 x 16.2 cm) to 10 3/8 x 8 1/2 in. (26.4 x 21.6 cm) or the reverse.

Titles include:
Near Saltillo; Church – Coapiaxtla; Virgin – San Felipe – Oaxaca; Women of Santa Anna – Michoacan; Men of Santa Anna – Michoacan; Women – Patzcuaro; Boy – Uruapan; Cristo – Oaxaca; Woman and Boy – Tenancingo; Plaza – State of Puebla; Man with a Hoe – Los Remedios; Calvario – Patzcuaro; Cristo – Tlacochoaya – Oaxaca; Boy – Hidalgo; Woman and Baby – Hidalgo; Girl and Child – Toluca; Cristo with Thorns – Huexotla; Man – Tenancingo; Young Woman and Boy – Toluca; Gateway - Hidalgo

Signature: Signed in ink on the colophon. Each numbered sequentially 1-20 in ink on the verso. Together with the printed introduction by Leo Hurwitz, acknowledgements by Strand and plate list. Enclosed within a tan, linen folding slipcase with black printed title. One from an edition of 250.

Krippner, Paul Strand in Mexico, frontispiece, pp. 34, 46-47, 101, 105-131

Sotheby's, New York, 22 April 2006, lot 125

About Paul Strand

Along with Edward Weston and Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand was one of the defining masters of early American modernist photography. Strand was introduced to photography by the renowned social documentarian Lewis Hine, who instilled in him an understanding of the photograph as a powerful tool that should be used for the betterment of humanity. Finding his own vision, in the early 20th century Strand began taking the photographs for which he is best known: scenes of urban hustle and bustle, formal abstractions, and street portraits.

American, 1890-1976, New York, New York, based in New York and Orgeval, France