Abstraction, Twin Lakes, Connecticut, 1916 by Paul Strand: Described by Alfred Stieglitz as 'the direct expression of today', this shot is among the first of intentionally abstract phtographs. via metmuseum.org

"Straight" or Pure Photography. Abstraction, Twin Lakes, Connecticut, 1916 / Paul Strand / Silver-platinum print / "This picture is among the first photographic abstractions to be made intentionally." (from the Met)

Typwriter keys, 1916, Paul Strand.(1890 -1976)

Ralph Steiner, Typewriter Keys, 1921 By Jim Hughes I met Ralph Steiner when he was already in his He arrived in my office at the original Camera Arts lugging a big cardboard box filled to the brim not with.