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“Never Despair” Accra Bus Terminal, Ghana

On 6 March 1960 in Accra, capital of Ghana: Independence Day. The effigy of Kwame N'Krumah is printed on dresses and tunics. - Photographed by Marc Riboud

Strand, Under the Dark Cloth (1989) / Diretor: John Walker / País: Canada / Paul Strand (1890-1976) remains a curiously shrouded and paradoxical figure. While passionately devoted to humanity, he was happiest in the isolation of the darkroom. / Part6/6

Anna Attinga Frafra rests three books comfortably on her head. The photographer Paul Strand’s 1960’s Portrait of Ghana.

Early Documentary Photography | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Paul Strand: Blind, 1916 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, which integrated the objectivity of social documentation with the boldly simplified forms of Modernism.

Paul Strand | Geometric Backyards, New York, 1917 | Strand might have said, as did the sculptor Archipenko, "New York is a visible abstraction."


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