Man with a Hoe, Los Remedios Artist(s)Paul StrandArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1933, printed 1967Medium & Supportphotogravure on paperDimensions
15 3/4 in x 12 3/8 in (40.01 cm x 31.43 cm)Credit LineGift of Mr. and Mrs. Philip C. Davis through the Friends of the Museum of ArtSubject matter
This is a photograph of a man holding a hoe, wearing soiled campesino clothing and a straw sun hat. He has a soiled cloth draped over his shoulder. He has a dark handlebar moustache and dark hair that extends past his chin. He sits in front of a stone wall, looking out of frame. Strand used a prism lens to disguise his intentions when photographing his human subjects during his time in Mexico. In order to capture his images of people his lens directed the light at a right angle, while appearing to shoot from the front.
This photograph is from Paul Strand's The Mexican Portfolio
published in 1967 by Paul Strand. The portfolio consists of a series of 20 images depicting Mexico's people, architecture, landscape, and churches. It was first published in 1940 under the name Photographs of Mexico
, and reprinted under Strand's supervision in 1967 as The Mexican Portfolio.Physical Description
Portrait of a man holding a hoe, wearing soiled campesino clothing. He sits in front of a stone wall, looking out of frame. Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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farmers (people in agriculture)
hoes (agricultural tools)
modern and contemporary art