Happy Birthday Paul Strand!! American modernist photographer Paul Strand was born in 1890, in New York City. He was featured in Alfred Stieglitz's last issue of Camera Work, who recognized Strand as having an innovative, creative approach to photography as "art". He believed in straight photography methods without manipulation. Later in his career he also worked in film. The White Fence, photographed in 1916, demonstrates his technique, "Look at the things around you, the immediate world around you. If you are alive it will mean something to you..."