Paul Strand in Mexico
Photographs by Paul Strand. Text by James Krippner and Alfonso Morales Carrillo.
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Paul Strand (1890-1976) is one of the great photographers of the twentieth century. As a youth, he studied under Lewis Hine at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, going on to draw acclaim from such illustrious sources as Alfred Stieglitz. After World War II, Strand traveled around the world--from New England to Ghana to France to the Outer Hebrides--to photograph, and in the process created a dynamic and significant body of work.
Number of pages: 359
Publication date: 2010-11-15
Measurements: 11.73 x 13.07 x 1.53 inches
Paul Strand is among the great photographers of the twentieth century. As a youth, he studied under Lewis Hine at the Ethical Culture School in New York. From the beginning, his work redefined the bounds of photography, drawing acclaim from an array of sources, including Alfred Stieglitz. After World War II, he traveled around the world—from New England to Ghana, France to the Outer Hebrides—to photograph, creating a dynamic body of images.
James Krippner is Professor of History at Haverford College, Pennsylvania. He is a scholar of Hispanic and Iberian studies, specializing in visual culture, in particular photographers and the images they produced in Mexico from the 1920s through the 1940s. He is currently Associate Editor and Book Review Editor for The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Latin American History, and the author of Rereading the Conquest: Power, Politics, and the History of Early Colonial Michoacán, Mexico, 1521–1565 (2001).