We share the most powerful images from the archives of one iconic travel photographer, courtesy of the V&A’s latest exhibition in London.
A tribute to one of the pioneers of modern-day photography, the first exhibition in 40 years to display works from American artist Paul Strand has finally opened its doors in the UK. From his beginnings in New York in the early 20th century to his tours of France later in life, Strand’s travel photography spans destinations the world over. Offering rare insight into the societies of years gone by, come and enjoy a stroll back in time with these stark, moving shots.
Martine Franck (1938-2012), Paul Strand Photographing the Orgeval Garden, 1974. © Martine Franck / Magnum Photos
Paul Strand (1890-1976), The Family, Luzzara (The Lusettis), 1953; mid- to late 1960s. © Paul Strand Archive, Aperture Foundation.
Paul Strand (1890-1976) Wall Street, New York 1915. © Paul Strand Archive, Aperture Foundation.
Paul Strand (1890-1976) New Mexico 1930. © Paul Strand Archive, Aperture Foundation.
Paul Strand (1890-1976) Couple, Rucăr, Romania 1967 © Paul Strand Archive, Aperture Foundation
Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century was showing at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London from 19 March – 3 July 2016, supported by the American Friends of the V&A. Find out more here.