Walker Evans

Dec 31, 1969 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Category: Speaking Engagement

Tin False Front Building

Robert Floyd discusses Walker Evans and his photographic legacy.

Robert Floyd reviews Walker Evans contact sheets and his final prints in a tribute to this renown prhotographer. Robert invites the audience to weigh in on every aspect so rather than a talk, it elvolves into a conversation.

 

Walker Evans (November 3, 1903 – April 10, 1975) was an American photographer and photojournalist best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) documenting the effects of the 8×10-inch (200×250 mm) 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.

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