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Walker Evans



Shoeshine Sign in a Southern Town, 1936

Walker Evans was born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in Toledo, Ohio. He lived in Paris, Kenilworth, Illinois and New York City. He passed away in New Haven, Connecticut.

Known for:
Photographs of signs, people, found objects, and architecture of the Great Depression. Though many of his photgraphs were commissioned by the Farm Security Administration, even more were inspired by his own interests in Middle America.

Most Popular Images:
Brooklyn Bridge photographs, 1929
FSA photographs, 1935.

Did you know ... ?
In October 1938, Walker Evans was given the first one-person photography show at the Modern Museum of Art.
Walker Evans would read passages from Madame Bovary before leaving his home to work in the field.

"What America needs is a political revolution"

General Format:
8" x 10" or smaller silver gelatin photographs- a few oversized.

How many photographs exist?
Various editions of 100 or less.

Technical Information:
Walker Evans worked in various formats throughout his career, including: 8x10 view camera, 2 1/4 twin lens reflex, 35 mm camera, and polaroid camera.

$2,000 - $35,000.

Price History:
1976: $500-$1000
1986: $1000-$5000
1996: $2000-$12,000
2002: $2000-$35,000.

View Walker Evans' Photographs

How are the photographs printed and signed?
Most photographs are unsigned with a studio stamp au recto.

A few vintage photographs are available. Vintage means that the print date is at or near the same time as the negative date.

Walker Evans: Selected Photographs
Portfolio of 15 photographs, Double Elephant Press, Edition of 75

Walker Evans
Ives Stillman Portfolio, 14 Original Silver Gelatin Photographs, Edition of 100.

Books - In Print (order yours now!):
Subways and Streets, Out of Print, softcover.
The Hungry Eye, hardcover.
Walker Evans & Company.
Walker Evans, Getty Museum Collection.
Walker Evans, Princeton University Press.

A Gallery for Fine Photography has an impressive selection of original photographs by Walker Evans.

Dock Workers, Havana, 1933

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