Paul Strand

From 09/10/2020 until 24/01/2021

Born in New York, Paul Strand (1890-1976) began studying with the social photographer Lewis Hine and later became close friends with Alfred Stieglitz, a photographer and pioneer in the introduction of modern art in the United States. Strand managed to merge these two trends and continued to explore until laying the foundations of modern photography and anticipating what in later years will be known as "direct photography". His knowledge of contemporary art derived from his personal contacts with artists and art theorists, his intuition and his powers of synthesis all led him to create a body of work outside of his own time.

The exhibition comprises 110 photographs out of the 131 by Paul Strand in the Fundación’s collection, which is the most complete on the artist in any European institution.

Wall Street, New York, 1915 Fundación MAPFRE Collection © Aperture Foundation Inc., Paul Strand Archive