Throughout his career, Walker Evans's goal remained unchanged: to produce photographs that are both evocative and mysterious and also an accurate record of the day. Evans came from a tradition of American photographers interested in identifying the unique character of everyday American life.

Hear Evans talk about his work during the Depression, his collaboration with the author James Agee, and his pursuit of a "bull's-eye" photograph, in this video.

Read a biography of Walker Evans from the J. Paul Getty Museum: http://bit.ly/N96hp


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