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Photographer Walker Evans

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Photographer Walker Evans

Photographer Walker Evans

Photographer Walker Evans

Only Available in Archive Formats.

David D'Arcy reports on a new retrospective of photographer, Walker Evans' work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Evans is best known for Let Us Now Praise Famous Men a 1941 collaboration with writer James Agee which documented the lives of three sharecropper families in rural Alabama. But Evans' work included more than depression-era photographs: he was just as fascinated with capturing images of man-made objects such as signs, tools, and buildings as he was with photographing people.