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Abstraction, Twin Lakes, Connecticut, 1916 / Paul Strand / Silver-platinum print / "This picture is among the first photographic abstractions to be made intentionally."--from the Met

Paul Strand (1890–1976) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

PAUL STRAND (American, 1890–1976): Blind, 1916 - Platinum print This seminal image of a street beggar was published in 1917 as a gravure in Stieglitz's magazine Camera Work and immediately became an icon of the new American photography.

Paul Strand, Rebecca’s hands, New York (1923)

Paul Strand La Cousette à Luzzara, 1953 The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

the photographer captures the contrast of the white flowers and the darker plants and rock that surround it.

Paul Strand Photography. I like the mystery in this photograph, as we can only slightly see the small window behind the bricks. We can see a great amount of different details in the texture of the bricks and the roof, which is enhanced by the black and white effect.