Friday, September 10, 2010

Marvelous Mexico As Seen By Paul Strand

Photographer Paul Strand was an American photographer and filmmaker who, along with fellow modernist photographers like Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston, helped establish photography as an art form in the 20th century. His diverse body of work, spanning six decades, covers numerous genres and subjects throughout the Americas, Europe and Africa.

This fall Aperture Foundation is pleased to present the Paul Strand in Mexico exhibition and catalog of Strand’s renowned photographs made in Mexico. On the occasion of the bicentennial of Mexico’s independence and the Centennial of its Revolution, this work by one of the great modern masters provides a unique and important photographic portrait of a critical moment from Mexico’s history.

The Paul Strand in Mexico exhibition opening September 9th at Aperture’s gallery will run in conjunction with a satellite exhibit at the Bronx Museum of Art, bringing together vintage prints, stills from Strand’s classic film Redes and previously unseen documents related to the work. In addition a small group show of contemporary Chicano, Mexican and Mexican-American photographers curated by En Foco’s Miriam Romais will be on view in Aperture’s project room.

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