Walker Evans was one of the most important American photographers of the20th century. His focus on everyday life in America, in both urban andrural settings, makes him also one of the most relatable. Thisretrospective volume traces Evans’ career through more than 300images—from his first photographs of the late 1920s to his Polaroids ofthe 1970s. Organized thematically, the book examines topics such asEvans’ relationship with the impresario Lincoln Kirstein, his work inpostcards and magazines, and his lifelong exploration of the Americanvernacular.
In addition, this volume features items from thephotographer’s own collection, including personal writings, signage,postcards, and other ephemera. Through these ancillary objects and athorough overview of Evans’ career, readers will come away with a betterunderstanding of a photographer whose iconic photographs remaintimeless.