Walker Evans (1903 – 1975) – A true testament to modern America and the Great Depression of the 30s

Walker Evans is one of the most influential photographers of the last century.

His photographs are a true testament to modern America and the Great Depression of the 30s … But not only, is also remembered for his photographs of subway passengers  (1938-1940) and portraits of Americans farmers.

He contributed to the magazine “LIFE” and “Fortune” and throughout his career, he made sure to report on the social realities without sentimentality. Just images ….

 

Walker Evans - 1932Small Town Main Street – 1932

 

Trodd Family - 1929Trodd Family – 1929

 

Walker Evans - Subway portraits 1938-1941
Subway portraits 1938-1941

 

Lunchroom Window, New York], 1929
Lunchroom Window, New York, 1929

 

[Street Scene, Vicksburg, Mississippi], 1936
Street Scene, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1936

 

Alabama Tenant Farmer, 1936
Alabama Tenant Farmer, 1936

 

Torn Movie Poster, 1931
Torn Movie Poster, 1931

 

Subway Passengers, 1938
Subway Passengers, 1938
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