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Paul Strand's achievement as an artist and innovator is universally acknowledged by serious black and white photographers, yet he was badly neglected until the major exhibition now touring the country revived interest in his work. Strand? people said. Is Paul Strand still around? Strand, who is now 82 and working hard in France, resists such attempts to relegate him to history.
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Strand's own explanation has the monumental simplicity of his pictures: he was neglected because black and white photography itself was not yet well enough recognized as an art form. Even today black and white photography has not achieved the prestige of painting, and no black and white photographer is as well known as, for instance, Picasso. Stieglitz pioneered in the exhibition of black and white photographs as works of art and introduced the art of Matisse and Picasso to America, but he thought of himself more as an artistic missionary than as a businessman and he hated the idea of mixing art and money.
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The author of this article, Gene, the black and white photography critic of The New York 'writer and lecturer on art and black and white photog. longtime student of Paul Strand s who interviewed Strand at his home.'In his darkroom apron, 27-year-old Paul Strand was photographed in 1917 by Alfred Stieglitz at the influential "291" gallery, in which Stieglitz introduced innovative young painters, sculptors and black and white photographers. From Stieglitz, Strand learned to make a sharp division between art and commerce and, when he decided to be a black and white photographer, he chose to devote himself to art alone.
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At that time fashion photography, black and white photojournalism and advertising black and white photography were all getting started. Two other members of Stieglitz' group, Baron de Meyer and Edward Steichen, found ways to combine their views of art with commercial interests and went on to fame and fortune as pioneering fashion black and white photographers for Vogue and Vanity Fair.
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The latest black and white photographs, taken in Morocco, Ghana and Romania between 1960 and 1967, were never shown publicly before.
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