Includes a poem in Gaelic.
|Contributions||Strand, Paul, 1890-1976., Stills (Gallery)|
|LC Classifications||TR647 .S85 1978|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination|| p. :|
|Number of Pages||24|
|LC Control Number||80466446|
In , the great American photographer Paul Strand travelled to the Hebridean islands off the west coast of Scotland to document the remote communities who lived there. He shot pictures of the people and landscapes of Benbecula, South Uist and Eriskay and then edited them down to the plates published in his classic book Tîr a. Taken from Strand’s series of Hebridean photographs from South Uist in , the works are the first examples of his Scottish work to enter into a public collection in Scotland. This major acquisition, supported by the Art Fund, is composed of nine vintage black and white portraits of Scottish lives and landscapes in South Uist, an island in. Paul Strand‘s book of Hebridean photographs, ‘Tir a’Mhurian‘, was published fifty years ago this month. In The Guardian’s Scottish Blog Fraser MacDonald, of Edinburgh university, reviews it’s relevance and the background to Strand’s project. By kind permission of Fraser MacDonald, and The Guardian we republish his article here. Buy Strand, Paul: The Hebridean Photographs by Scottish Photography Group (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
The V&A's new exhibition, Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century, opens on 19 March and in the run-up, the V&A acquired nine photographs Strand took in the Hebrides. Strand’s photo of a snow-covered Central Park, caught in –14, was an austere exercise in texture and silhouette, a solitary tobogganist disappearing into the distance. In , the American photographer Paul Strand went to South Uist in the Outer Hebrides to work on a photo-book entitled Tir A‘Mhurain (“the land of bent grass”). A BBC radio programme with. When he was 17 years old, Strand began to study photography with Lewis W. Hine, who was later noted for his photographs of industrial workers and Hine’s urging, Strand began to frequent “,” the gallery begun by Alfred Stieglitz, the leader of the Photo-Secession group. There, Strand met Stieglitz and was exposed to the avant-garde paintings of Pablo Picasso, Paul.
The work of seminal American photographer Paul Strand, the portrait adorns the cover of Krippner's new book, Paul Strand in Mexico, published by the Aperture Foundation and Mexico's Fundacion Televisa. The woman in the photo was named Susana Ortiz Cobos--a seemingly mundane detail that Krippner, chair of the history department and director. Beautifully produced in a modest size, in the manner of a volume of poems, this book’s task is to do credit to Strand’s final work, both as an individual and as a key figure in Modernist photography. Paul Strand (born in , New York; died in , Orgeval, France) was one of the great photographers of the twentieth century. As a youth. Paul Strand (–) is widely revered as one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. He carved out the path for American modernism and with it, the way that documentary photography is practiced today. He was a fundamental figure in the recognition of photography as an art form, dedicating his entire life to the medium and its different permutations. At last, a new edition of Paul Strand's beautifully sequenced photographs from his visit to the rugged island of South Uist, off the west coast of Scotland. Juxtaposing people and the landscape, these staggering beautiful images depict the timeless complicity he saw between humankind and nature in this wild s: