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This is the very awesome and delightful paper on Paul Strand. If you are reading
this paper and wondering who the heck Paul Strand is, I am about to explain it right
now! Paul Strand was a photographer who was around from the late 1800s to the
1970s. Specifically, he was born on …show more content…
When he lived in Mexico from 1932-1935, he worked on the film Redes,
which was a film commissioned by the Mexican government, released in the US as The
Wave. In the 1930s, Strand became increasingly concerned with addressing social
issues, and so he switched his focus from photography to motion pictures (aka videos in
modern terms) as a means to reach a greater audience and to tell a clearer story. He
returned to the USA and worked as a cameraman for the director Pare Lorentz on the
government-sponsored documentary film The Plow That Broke the Plains, released in
1936. In 1937 Strand formed Frontier Films to make documentaries with social and
political content. Of the nonprofit company’s seven films, Strand photographed only
Native Land, made in 1942.
Shortly after returning from serving in World War 2, Strand became upset with
the situation with the US government and politics, and so he decided to move to France.
Upon doing that, he worked throughout Europe. He then shifted his focus over there to
community life issues. During the last years of his life, he started writing