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Walker Evans: Cuba

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In 1933, Walker Evans traveled to Cuba to take photographs for The Crime of Cuba, a book by American journalist Carleton Beals. Beals’s explicit goal was to expose the corruption of dictator Gerardo Machado and the torturous relationship between the United States and its island neighbor. Evans’s photographs are fascinating both for their subject matter and the evidence the ...more
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Published May 17th 2011 by J. Paul Getty Museum
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A glimpse into the forgotten past of Cuba during the Great Depression.
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When we think Cuba, the images many of us see in our minds eye are those captured by Evans in the 1930s.
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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 wo
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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men Walker Evans: American Photographs Many are Called Polaroids Photographs for the Farm Security Administration, 1935-1938

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