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Paul Strand: Transforming the Ordinary (lecture)

Date: Sunday, July 24, 2005, 4:00 p.m.
Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free. Reservations required. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Make Reservation" button below.

Dr. Naomi Rosenblum discusses Paul Strand's career in conjunction with the current exhibition Three Roads Taken: The Photographs of Paul Strand, part of the American Visions series.

Strand began his career in the 1910s as an adherent of Pictorialism, a movement whose followers held that photography should be concerned with beauty rather than fact. He soon turned to Modernism, however, focusing on urban and machine forms and calling on other photographers to capture the objective facts of the world around them.

The galleries will be open until 6:00 p.m. on the day of the lecture.

Pear and Bowls / Strand

About Naomi Rosenblum
Dr. Naomi Rosenblum is a pioneer in the history of photography.

She is the author of A World History of Photography and A History of Women Photographers, for which she created an accompanying traveling exhibition. She has written extensively on Paul Strand and numerous other 20th-century photographers.

Rosenblum and her husband, photographer and historian Walter Rosenblum, received the Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement from the International Center of Photography in 1998.

Naomi Rosenblum