Thursday, November 18, 2010

paul strand

How wonderful to wake to good news! This morning it was the news that the Philadelphia Museum of Art has acquired more than 3,000 photographs by Paul Stand, one of the giants of modern photography and one of my favorite photographers. The acquisition gives the museum the greatest collection of Strand works in the world. Born in New York in 1890, Strand died in France in 1976. The 1916 photo shown is the postcard here is called New York. It appeared in Alfred Stieglitz's Camera Work. An exhibition of Stand's photographs is being planned by the museum for 2014.