Collection of Paul Strand photos to be auctioned off at Bonhams, NYC

Bonhams auction off Paul Strand Photos
Central Park, New York (Image credit: Paul Strand/Bonhams)

A collection of work by American filmmaker and photographer Paul Strand is up for sale at Bonhams auctioneers in New York. The 20th century photographer was known for his straight approach to photography, resulting in honest, emotive images of his subjects. 

Strand photographed everything from portraits and city street scenes to landscapes and wildlife, all captured with the same precision and clarity. After studying at the Ethical Culture School in New York, where he was born, he was introduced to Alfred Steiglitz by his teacher Lewis Hine. Steiglitz played a huge part in getting his photography accepted art and, in 1916, he gave Strand his first solo exhibition. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.