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    I have also seen Strands at the National Portrait Gallery (closed for renovation until at least 2006) and at the National Gallery of Art.

    The NGA had a way cool show some years back in which they recreated the 291 Gallery as it appeared during the WWI era.

    http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2001/...art/342_fs.htm

    They used dozens of original Stieglitz photos of the place and scoured the earth to find as many of the pieces as they could that had been displayed back then. Brancusis, Picassos, Steichens, etc. One of the photographs was Strand's White Picket Fence.

    http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/modart_2.shtm

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    Hi all,

    If you want the ULTIMATE tour through Strand's images, you could always sign up with Aperture to be an intern at the Paul Strand Archive:

    http://www.aperture.org/store/about-workscholar.aspx

    Alas, the Archive is stored at Aperture's Millerton NY / Lakeville CT facilities and is not open to the public. This is an ironic thing actually, as my family comes from the 1500 person town that is Millerton and my dad bought my first Bogen enlarger for $10 just up the street from their offices. If I only knew what was housed just down the road...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLNestler
    Those were neither a scam, nor work prints, I assume. Paul has always chosen to make dark prints. I once questioned him about it, but never received an answer I was comfortable with.

    If you look at original prints by some of Paul's mentors, Minor White and Ansel Adams, I believe you would think them overprinted, as well.

    John Szarkowskli has noted that often, later in their careers, the great photographers tend to print darker and contrastier, with less delicacy. It's a surprising phenomenon.
    But the blacks seems to go down forever, and there is a richness I have simply never been able to achieve, even though using the same, or very similar materials. I believe these guys made just huge negatives (in terms of density scale). There is just something so solid about the great prints of these photographers. I've viewed a few of Minor White's 4x5 contact prints, and they are so amazingly rich and sparkly. Dark, yes, but I don't think they would posess the same power if printed lighter.

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    If you look at original prints by some of Paul's mentors, Minor White and Ansel Adams, I believe you would think them overprinted, as well.

    What is meant by "overprinted?"

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    The Center for Creative Photography in Tucson has a collection of Paul Strand material that you can view upon request... the web site URL is http://www.library.arizona.edu/branc...home/home.html
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