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Man with a Hoe, Los Remedios

Accession Number
1971/2.126.11

Title
Man with a Hoe, Los Remedios

Artist(s)
Paul Strand

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1933, printed 1967

Medium & Support
photogravure on paper

Dimensions
15 3/4 in x 12 3/8 in (40.01 cm x 31.43 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Philip C. Davis through the Friends of the Museum of Art

Subject 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 Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form. Keywords
Mexico
exterior lighting
farmers (people in agriculture)
hats
hoe
hoes (agricultural tools)
modern and contemporary art
moustaches
rural
seated
sun hats

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