Walker Evans was one of the most important and influential artists of the 20th century, producing a body of photographs that continues to shape our understanding of the modern era. Evans worked in every genre and format, in black and white and colour, but two passions were constant: literature and the printed page. While his photo books are among the most influential in the history of the medium, Evans’ more ephemeral pages remain largely unknown. From small, avant-garde publications to mainstream titles such as Fortune, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Architectural Forum and Life, he has produced innovative and independent counter-commentary on America, often setting his own assignments, editing, writing and designing his own pages. Presenting many of Evans’ photo essays in their entirety, David Campany brings together a forgotten history, allowing us to see how Evans protected his autonomy, made a living and reached an audience far beyond the museum and gallery.
This copy is signed by David Campany