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Win a pair of tickets to Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century at the V&A

We are delighted to be working with the V&A to offer one lucky winner a pair of tickets to this major retrospective presenting the work of American photographer and film maker, Paul Strand (1890-1976).

The exhibition is the first in the UK since the artist’s death. Strand was one of the greatest photographers of the 20th-century whose images have defined the way fine art and documentary photography are understood and practiced today.

Following a trip to the opening of the exhibition, we have created an 'Inspired by Strand' collection, including work from Artfinder photographers around the world.

Wall Street, New York, 1915, Paul Strand, Philadelphia Museum of Art, © Paul Strand Archive, Aperture Foundation

The exhibition displays around 200 objects spanning Strand’s entire career, including his breakthrough trials in abstraction and candid street portraits, close-ups of natural and machine forms, and extended explorations of countries from the American Southwest to France, Italy, Scotland, Ghana and beyond. A significant number of additional vintage prints from the V&A’s own collection are on display.

Milly, John and Jean MacLellan, South Uist, Hebrides, 1954 by Paul Strand ® Paul Strand Archive, Aperture Foundation. Photograph Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The international tour has been organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in collaboration with Fundación MAPFRE and made possible by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century at the V&A from 19 March – 3 July 2016, supported by the American Friends of the V&A.

To enter the competition, check out our 'Inspired by Strand' collection and then 'recommend' or comment on this post.

Hero Image: Angus Peter MacIntyre, South Uist, Hebrides, 1954, Paul Strand ® Aperture Foundation, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.


Tickets valid daily from 10.00-16.30 19 March – 3 July 2016 (excluding last two weekends).

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