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Walker Evans

American photographer

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Born 3 November 1903; died 10 April 1975. In 1928 Evans worked as a freelance photographer in Boston, Massachusetts and New York City, New York. In 1930 Evans undertook a project to photograph popular housing and Victorian architecture in New England. In 1935 Evans travelled to New Orleans, Louisiana to photograph southern plantation architecture. From 1935 to 1937 Evans worked as a staff photographer for the Farm Security Administration. In 1935 he documented the coal mines and industrial towns in Pennsylvania and West Virginia as well as the effects of flooding in Arkansas and Tennessee in 1936-1937. In 1937 Evans undertook a project with James Agee to photograph the lives of tenent farm families in Hale County, Alabama. The project was turned into a book entitled "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men". In 1943 Evans joined the staff of Time Magazine. From 1945 to 1965 Evans acted as editor and photographer for Fortune Magazine. During the 1950s Evans began to focus on American industrial landscapes.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500012076.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Walker Evans:

Walker Evans Street Scene, Kingwood, W. Va., 1935 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Mining Camp Residents, Morgantown, W. Va., 1935 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Legionnaire, Bethlehem, PA., 1935 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Flood Refugees, Forest City, Arkansas, 1937 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Kitchen in Floyd Borrough’s Home, Hale Co., Ala., 1936 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Lily Rodgers Fields & Children, Hale Co., Ala., 1936 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Sharecropper and Son, Hale Co., Ala., 1936 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Circus Posters, Alabama, 1935 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Hardware Supply Store, Bethlehem, Pa., 1935 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Bethlehem Steel Mill and Houses, Pa., 1935 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1935 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Frank Tengle, Sharecropper, Hale Co., Ala, 1935 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Outskirts of Factory District, New Orleans, LA., 1936 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Minstrel Poster, Ala., 1936 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Street Scene, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1936 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Penny Portraits: Photographer’s Window, Birmingham, Ala., 1936 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Sharecropper’s Kitchen, Hale Co., Ala, 1935 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Converted Home, Tuscaloosa, Ala., 1936 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Sign, Birmingham, Ala, 1936 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Street Scene, Vicksburg, Miss., 1936 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Flood Refugees in Red Cross Infirmary, Forest City, Arkansas, 1937 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Bud Fields, Cotton Sharecropper and Family, Hale Co., Ala, 1936 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Allie-Mae Burroughs, Cotton Sharecropper’s Wife, Hale Co., Ala, 1936 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Kitchen and Washstand in the Dogrum of Floyd Burrough’s Cabin, Hale Co., Ala, 1936 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Houses, Atlanta, GA, 1936 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans General Store, Moundville, Ala, 1936 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Filling Station, Reedsville, W. Va., June, 1935 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Shack at Osage, Scott’s Run Mining Camp, near Morgantown, W. Va., July 1935, 1935 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Bethlehem, Pa., showing steel mills, Nov., 1935 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Mrs. Frank Tengle and Laura Minnie Lee Tengle, Hale Co., Ala., 1936 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Floyd Burroughs and Tengle Children, Hale Co., Ala, 1936 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Doorway, 13th Street, New York City, 1931 (printed 1974) Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Breakfast Room, Belle Grove Plantation, White Chapel, Louisiana, 1935 (printed 1974) Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Ruins of Tabby (Shell) Construction, St. Mary’s, Georgia, 1936 (printed 1974) Gelatin Silver print
Walker Evans Wooden Houses, Boston, 1930 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Dock Workers, Havana, 1932 (printed 1974) Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Kitchen Wall, Alabama Farmstead, 1936 (printed 1974) Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Portrait of James Agee, 1937 (printed 1974) Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Minstrel Poster, Alabama, 1937 (printed 1974) Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Outdoor Advertising Sign near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1935 Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Shoe Shine in a Southern Town, 1936 (printed 1974) Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Tin False Front Building, Moundville, Alabama, 1936 (printed 1974) Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Stamped Tin Relic, New York City, 1930 (printed 1974) Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Penny Picture Display, Savannah, Georgia, 1935 (printed 1974) Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 1931 (printed 1974) Gelatin silver print on photographic paper mounted on cream board
Walker Evans Victorian Architecture, 1930-1931 (printed 1974) Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Parked Car, Small Town Main Street, 1932 (printed 1974) Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Atlanta Garage, 1936 (printed ca. 1979) Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Roadside Stand, Vicinity of Birmingham, Alabama, 1936 (printed ca. 1979) Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans General Store Interior, Moundville, Alabama, 1936 (printed ca. 1979) Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Cabin Interior, 1936 (printed ca. 1979) Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans Lunchroom Buddies, New York City, 1931 (printed 1974) Gelatin silver print
Walker Evans New Orleans Architecture. Cast Iron Grillwork House near Lee Circle on Saint Charles Avenue. Louisiana., 1936 Gelatin silver print on photographic paper
Sherrie Levine after Walker Evans Barcham Green Portfolio No. 5, 1986 Aquatint and photogravure on Barcham Green, Robin Cover Brown
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