Paul Strand, ‘The Nets, Janitzio, Lake Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, Mexico’, 1933, Phillips

Signature: Signed, titled and dated in ink on the reverse of the flush-mount.

Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 21 October 2014- 4 January 2015

Barberie, Paul Strand: Master of Modern Photography, pl. 109 (this print)
Aperture, Paul Strand: A Retrospective Monograph: The Years 1915-1946, p. 108
Krippner, Paul Strand in Mexico, pp. 219, 307
N. Newhall, Paul Strand: Photographs, 1915-1945, p. 27
National Gallery of Art, Paul Strand, p. 95

Collection of Michael E. Hoffman, former Director, Aperture Foundation
Weston Gallery, Carmel, 1994

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