Born in Missouri, Walker Evans is best known for his 1930s and 1940s documentary photographs of the United States. He spent his early career experimentally photographing the streets of New York. From 1935, he worked for the Farm Security Administration and travelled through the mid-West and Southern states of America creating his most important and significant work. His collaboration with the writer James Agee for Fortune magazine also resulted in the groundbreaking book, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941). In 1938, Evans was the first photographer that the Museum of Modern Art in New York honoured with a solo exhibition called Walker Evans, American Photographs.
1932 / 35mm / b&w / sound / single screen / 12' 42 / 79 €
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