In Focus: Walker Evans



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.

Explore more of Walker Evans' work on the Library of Congress website and stop by The Museum of Modern Art in New York to see "Walker Evans American Photographs" exhibition on view until January 26, 2014.



You can find the art review by Ken Johnson in the New York Times, in addition to the "Walker Evans American Photographs" exhibition information on The Museum of Modern Art's website.