Walker Evans (1903-1975) was the progenitor of the documentary tradition in American photography. American Photographs (1938), published to accompany his first retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, is widely considered the monograph against which all other photography books must be judged.
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About the Author
"More than any other artist, Walker Evans (1903-1975) invented the image of essential America that we have long since accepted as fact. Evans did most of his best work in the 1930s, and his pictures have been celebrated as documents of the Great Depression. But his concerns ranged far beyond the troubles of the 1930s, and his work has made its impact not only on photography but also on modern literature, film and the traditional visual arts."
"Jeff L. Rosenheim is Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is the author of Walker Evans and Jane Ninas in New Orleans, 1935-1936, editor and coauthor of Unclassified: A Walker Evans Anthology, and co-author of Walker Evans, 1928-1974."
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Ok, I admit it. I love old postcards. So this catalog from the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition of postcards collected by the noted photographer Walker Evans was a must for me. Artists have the unique ability to enable us to see miraculous beauty in the ordinary. This collection of postcard gathered over decades by Evans does just that. It slows time down for a moment and encourages us to take a second look at mass-produced, inexpensive images of small town America created by anonymous photographers.Flipping through the pages you might find your own hometown, or the place where your grandparents grew up. You will certainly find a special piece of America that you have passed by a million times and see now for the first time.