Friday, November 19, 2004

Crofter's hands, South Uist by Paul Strand, 1954

Alfred Stieglitz took the young Paul Strand under his wing, giving him his first solo exhibition at the '291' Gallery in New York, and dedicating two issues of 'Camera Work' magazine to his photographs. Perhaps Strand was remembering his friend and mentor when he photographed these crofter's hands in 1954 for his book 'Tir a'Mhurain' . The image below, of Georgia O'Keeffe's hands with a thimble, was taken by Stieglitz in 1920.

Georgia O'Keeffe's hands by Alfred Stieglitz, 1920