A major retrospective of the work of American photographer and film maker, Paul Strand (1890-1976), and the first in the UK since the artist’s death opens at V&A, London. Strand was one of the greatest and most influential photographers of the 20th century whose images have defined the way fine art and documentary photography is understood and practised today. The exhibition presents around 200 objects spanning Strand’s entire career, including his breakthrough trials in abstraction and candid street portraits, close-ups of natural and machine forms, and extended explorations of the American Southwest, Mexico, New England, France, Italy, Scotland, Egypt, Morocco, Ghana, and Romania.
Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century, V&A, London
A Look Through Jack Beswick’s Work
What strikes you first about the works of Jack Beswick are the strong slabs of colour that dominate the space. Aesthetica speaks to the artist to find out more about his work and future plans.
Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s at The Fashion Institute of Technology
Don’t let the title, Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s, fool you. These calm, classically proportioned clothes have nothing to say about social or economic upheaval.