Paul Strand: Under the Dark Cloth

October 03, 2005 to October 20, 2005
October 03-October 20, 2005

Although his influence on the history of photography has been profound, Paul Strand remains a mysterious and paradoxical figure. While passionately devoted to humanity, he was happiest in the isolation of the darkroom. He established himself in New York in the 1920s as a master of light and structure and a pioneer filmmaker (Manhatta, Native Land, Heart of Spain, The Wave). This documentary is "beautifully crafted, thoroughly researched, and intimately recounted" (Variety) with generous coverage of Strand's most famous photographs, clips from his films, and contributions by his collaborators Georgia O'Keeffe, Cesare Zavattini, and Fred Zinnemann.