New in the Galleries: Paul Strand's Street People
Paul Strand’s Street People
Gallery of the Art of the Western World, Doris Steinmetz Kellett Endowed Gallery of Twentieth-Century Art, first floor
Continuing through May 5, 2013
Paul Strand’s revolutionary photographs, published in the final double-issue of Alfred Stieglitz’s Camera Work, shocked the art world not only with their unadulterated approach to the medium, but also with their gritty, realistic subject matter. This installation features three close-up portraits of some of the “invisible” beggars, hackers, and passersby found on New York City’s sidewalks.
Image: Paul Strand (American, 1890–1976). III. Photograph—New York from Camera Work (no. 49/50), June 1917. Photogravure. IU Art Museum 77.22.3