Elective Correspondences

In 1936, Paul Strand (New York, USA, 1890-Orgeval, France, 1976) and Walter Rosenblum (New York, USA, 1919-2006) - two remarkable photographers of the 20th century - met at the Photo League. It was the beginning of a special relationship which lasted the whole of their lives, and which was marked in time by various significant moments of fellowship. When Strand transferred to France in 1950, he began the long correspondence with Rosenblum which extended over the following 25 years. In addition to the works of the artists the exhibition includes photographs of both artists as well as their exchange of letters. There are more than one hundred original autograph letters that testify to the friendship of these two artists, who encountered one another in the area of photographic technique and materials, but also in their lives and in their thought.

For Walter Rosenblum’s images © Rosenblum Photography Collection - For Paul Strand’s images © Aperture Foundation, Inc., Paul Strand Archive

number of works 74 black and white photographs (vintage prints)
additional material autograph letters between Rosenblum and StrandDVD Walter Rosenblum: in Search of Pitt Street , 60’.
print sizes various sizes, from 10x15 cm to 30x40 cm
frames 35x45 cm light brown wood50x50 cm black wood
catalogue STRAND+ROSENBLUM Corrispondenze elettive / Enduring Friendship, Admira Edizioni, 2011, Italian/ English, foreword by Naomi Rosenblum, 74 photographs, 112 pages
curator Enrica Viganò
in collaboration with Rosenblum Photography Collection, New York