Walker Evans


Born
in St. Louis, Missouri, The United States
November 03, 1903

Died
April 10, 1975


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.

In 2000, Evans was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame

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Walker Evans: American Phot...

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Many are Called

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Polaroids

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Signs

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Photographs for the Farm Se...

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Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

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Walker Evans

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Walker Evans: Florida

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Walker Evans: Cuba

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“Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.”
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“Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts.”
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“Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.”
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