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PROTEST PHOTOGRAPHY ON 11.01.008 - WALKER EVANS

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In 1935, Walker Evans began working on ‘Let Us Now Praise Famous Men’ in collaboration with the writer James Agee.  In 1938, Evans’ first major exhibition, ‘Walker Evans: American Photographs’ opened at Museum Of Modern Art's temporary underground gallery in Rockefeller Center, New York.  In 1968, Evans became a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters; and in 1973, he received a Grant from the Mark Rothko Foundation.  In 1973, Evans also bought and used an SX-70 Polaroid color camera.

These photographs were taken in 1973-74.


It's The Real Thing - Coke (1974)

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Untitled (1974)

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Untitled Polaroid (1973)

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I have a law degree (Stanford, 66') but have never practiced. Instead, from 1967 through 1977, I tried to contribute to the revolution in America. As unsuccessful as everyone else over that decade, in 1978 I went to work for the U.S. Forest (more...)
 

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Here in the heart of James Agee country, we owe so... by Margaret Bassett on Sunday, Nov 2, 2008 at 8:47:33 AM
I plan to put up a few of Evans' black-an... by GLloyd Rowsey on Sunday, Nov 2, 2008 at 4:15:45 PM