Who Was Paul Strand?
Paul Strand, full name Nathaniel Paul Stransky was an American filmmaker and photographer. He was born on October 16, 1890, in the city of New York, United States. Paul became very famous for the classic filmmaking work and photography work he did throughout his career. He was the one who tried to convert filmmaking and photography as an art form.
His contributions not only limit to photography and filmmaking as a hobby or entertainment but also as a weapon for reforming the society and its norms. He along with few if other filmmakers, produced a high quality of artistic vision in his photography pieces and films. He also studied documentary photography and films under Lewis Home, a famous documentary photographer.
Achievements Throughout His Life
Following are some of the achievements, Paul Strand received throughout his life:
- Alfred Stieglitz was a friend of Strand who always encouraged Strand to carry out photography professionally as he considered that Strand was extraordinary. Stieglitz featured the work of his friend in his photography edition which was named ‘Camera Work’.
- Wall Street is among the most famous artwork of Paul Strand. His artwork always stood out as he seemed revolution and social reform through his artwork.
- Manhatta was a silent film which was the girl’s film ever released by Strand. This silent film gave an amazing kick start to an aspiring filmmaker, which Strand was.
All these achievements reflect on the talent and sense of art Strand had. He contributed heavily in the field of films and motion.
Best Paul Strand Quotations List
“Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.”
“It is one thing to photograph people. It is another to make others care about them by revealing the core of their humanness.”
“The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.”