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ID: 500012076
 
Record Type: Person
Evans, Walker (American photographer, 1903-1975)

Note: 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.

Names:
Evans, Walker (preferred,V,index,LC)
Walker Evans (V,display)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer
writer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Saint Louis (St. Louis Indep. City, Missouri, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  New Haven (New Haven county, Connecticut, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States) (inhabited place)
active:   New York state (United States) (state)
active:   Alabama (United States) (state)
active:   Pennsylvania (United States) (state)
active:   Louisiana (United States) (state)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Evans, Walker (I)

Biographies:
(American photographer, 1903-1975) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist, 1903-1975) ..... [GRL]
(American photographer, 1903-1975) ..... [Grove Art]
(American photographer, 1903-1975) ..... [AVERY]
(American, 1903-1975) ..... [JPGM]
(American photographer; born Saint Louis (Missouri, United States), 1903; died New Haven (Connecticut, United States), 1975) ..... [CCA]
(American photographer, 1903-1975) ..... [BHA]

Sources and Contributors:
Evans, Walker ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, JPGM Preferred, VP Preferred]
............................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
............................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
............................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
............................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 50009155
Walker Evans ........ [CCA, VP]
..........................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CCA, GRL, Grove Art, JPGM, VP]
....................  Auer, Encyclop├ędie des Photographes (1985)
....................  CCA Authority File (1980-)
....................  Dixon, Photographers of the Farm Security Administration (1983) 17-18
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Mora and Hill, Walker Evans (1993)
....................  Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988)
....................  New York Times (11 April 1975)
....................  Newhall, History of Photography (1982)
....................  Who Was Who in America (1899-1890-)
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA, VP]
.......... Auer, Encyclop├ędie des Photographes (1985)
.......... Dixon, Photographers of the Farm Security Administration (1983) 18
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
.......... Mora and Hill, Walker Evans (1993) 54, 122, 134
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