Paul Strand New York City Apartments
Photo Date 1916 Print Date 1916
Dimensions 5-7/16 x 6-1/2 in. (138 x 165 mm)
Photo Country United States (USA)
Photographer Country United States (USA)
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
The final two issues of Camera Work were illustrated with images by newcomer, Paul Strand. For the first time these gravures, printed on a heavier stock in the last issue, have come to represent a turning point in the history of the medium--the straight, modernist photograph. Stieglitz described Strand's images in this way: "The work is brutally direct. Devoid of flim-flam; devoid of trickery and any 'ism'; devoid of any attempt to mystify an ignorant public, including the photographers themselves. These photographs are the direct expression of today." See: Margolis, Alfred Stieglitz, Camera Work: A Pictorial Guide (Dover and the George Eastman House, 1978, p.135.
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