The Easel

Power in Simplicity: How This Modern Photographer Mastered His Style

Sheeler started photography as a side line. But the images he captured of modernizing America have become his most enduring work. One critic describes his images of the Ford manufacturing plant as an “epic survey of the Industrial Sublime. Ninety years later, the excitement Sheeler felt in the presence of these magnificent structures — monuments to utility, geometry, force — remains palpable.”