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Walker Evans

 (1903 - 1975)
Walker Evans was active/lived in New York, Connecticut, Missouri.  Walker Evans is known for Americana documentary photography-social conditions.

Biography   Walker Evans


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Walker Evans (November 3, 1903 - April 10, 1975) was an American photographer best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) documenting the effects of the Great Depression. Much of Evans's work from the FSA period uses the large-format, 8x10-inch camera. He said that his goal as a photographer was to make pictures that are "literate, authoritative, transcendent".  Many of his works are in the permanent collections of museums and have been the subject of retrospectives at such institutions as The Metropolitan Museum of Art or George Eastman House.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Jessie (née Crane) and Walker, Walker Evans came from an affluent family. His father was an advertising director. He spent his youth   ...  Displaying 750 of 6857 characters.

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