This hand-pulled dust-grain photogravure is printed by master photogravure printer Jon Goodman and bears the authorizing seal of the Paul Strand Archive. The print is accompanied by an original text by Anthony Montoya, director of the Paul Strand Archive, and is sold in an archival paper folder.
Aperture is contributing 30% of all proceeds from the sale of Paul Strand’s iconic limited-edition print American House, Colorado, 1931, to the United Way Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund, which is addressing the various needs of communities most affected by the recent disaster.
Paul Strand (born in New York, 1890; died in Orgeval, France, 1976) is one of the great photographers of the twentieth century. As a youth, he studied under Lewis Hine at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, going on to draw acclaim from such illustrious sources as Alfred Stieglitz. After World War II, Strand traveled around the world—from New England to Ghana, France to the Outer Hebrides—to photograph, and in the process created a dynamic and significant body of work.