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Train Passes Freight Cars [from Life story Train Window]

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Train Passes Freight Cars [from Life story Train Window]

Walker Evans, American, (November 3, 1903–April 10, 1975)

Creation date: 1950

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Type: Photographic prints
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print
Credit Line: Gift of Cam and Wanda Garner
Accession Number: 2020.342
Dimensions: 8 3/8 x 8 in. (21.27 x 20.32 cm)

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Masters of Photography: The Garner Collection, November 14, 2020

Focused on everyday subject matter, Walker Evans was a master of vernacular photography. He famously documented farmers affected by the Dust Bowl for the Farm Security Administration, and illustrated James Agee’s ambitious examination of sharecropper lives in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. These later photos exhibit his quiet and grounded sensibility when depicting architecture, and unembellished observations of the environment civilization had made for itself. 

Last Updated: 12/7/2020


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Masters of Photography: Works from the Cam Garner Collection , 11/14/2020 - 3/14/2021

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