When American photographer Walker Evans began to photograph the Great Depression years of the 30's, he captured them with uttermost grit -- no more, no less. He remains one of the most influential and important photographers in America, having helped shape the image of American culture of the 20th century.
Evans is renowned for his amazing scrutiny for detail. He would photograph street signs and capture typography of logos such as Coca-Cola signs; take photographs across the street of passersby and shopkeepers doing their daily grind; he'd take images of roadside businesses, window displays and silhouettes of cars and people.
Anything that makes the American society of what it exactly is, if one would put it. A little bit of everything, he would photograph -- from portraits, architectural structures, things, happenings -- all of which would make him America's great vernacular photographer.
See Evans' grand oeuvre in the upcoming event Walker Evans at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, on April 26.
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Ansel Adams' western American landscapes will always be the iconic photographic representation of early America, hence so many other photographers he influenced gave their own visual attempts of canyons and valleys in the West Coast. Here we have a rare, early preview of 19th century East America.