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EVANS, Walker (1903 - 1975), Photographer

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199773787
EVANS, Walker (1903 - 1975), Photographer

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 3 November 1903, in St. Louis, Missouri; died 10 April 1975, in New Haven, Connecticut.

Photographer. Portraits, architecture, street photography, genre subjects, documentary photography.

Walker Evans is considered by many to be the originator of American documentary photography. He began to photograph in the late 1920s after returning from a trip to Paris. An admirer of contemporary literature, Evans discovered that

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