Thursday, February 9, 2012
Walker Evans- Samantha
I've seen one of Walker Evans' pictures before and it's the 'Graveyard, Houses, and Steel Mill' photograph taken in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1935. However Walker Evans' also popped up when I was doing research on the artist I wrote about on Monday. Walker Evans is a photojournalist that took pictures of the Great Depression, the revolt in Cuba against dictator Geraldo Machado. he worked at Time Magazine and Fortune magazine. His goal as a photographer was to make pictures that were literate, authoritative and transcendent. Evans uses black and white, color photography to cover political and artistic ideas.
An interesting theory is that Evans provided the inspiration behind Andy Warhol's photo booth portraits.