Akeley Motion Picture Camera, New York
From the portfolio On My Doorstep 1914-1973

Paul Strand, American, 1890 - 1976. Printed by Richard Benson, American, 1943 - 2017. Published by Michael E. Hoffmanas Agent for Paul Strand.

Photograph taken in New York, New York, United States, North and Central America

1923 (negative); 1976 (print)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 7 5/8 x 9 5/8 inches (19.4 x 24.4 cm) Sheet: 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)

© Paul Strand Archive/Aperture Foundation

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
The Paul Strand Collection, gift of Hazel Strand and the Estate of Paul Strand, 1977

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Strand met the photographer Richard Benson in 1972, and under his supervision, entrusted Benson with the printing of his images for a series of portfolios. Benson’s fidelity to Strand’s own printing methods is readily apparent. But so too is Benson’s own aesthetic: here, he chose to soften some of Strand’s otherwise stark black tones and heighten the texture of the camera body.