Strand: Under the Dark Cloth refers to the methods of artist Paul Strand, both literally and figuratively. Based in New York, Strand was an innovative photographer and filmmaker who prefered to work alone.
John Walker's documentary explores the contradictory artist and his relationship to his work through photo reproductions, film clips, and interviews with friends and family.
From his famous photo of Wall Street to close-up portraits, Strand's body of work is thoroughly discussed in relation to his life, with comments from many of his contemporaries, including Fred Zinnemann, Cesare Zavattini, and Georgia O'Keefe. This film uses both color and black-and-white.