Thursday, March 25, 2010

Walter Evans and Postcards

Roberta Smith: "Before Walker Evans became a giant of 20th-century photography, he was an obsessed collector of postcards. An exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum reveals them as the through line, the wellspring of his art."

 “Front Street, Looking North, Morgan City, La.” from 1929

The show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art showcased postcards and work by Evans. 

postcard of Vicksburg, Mississippi

“Negro Church, South Carolina,” 1936.

This is so like the photographs of William Christenberry who was a fan of Walter Evans. Of course, they did the book Of Time and Place together. This photo is like the early photos and scale models of building he photographed by Christenberry.

Article from The New York Times.

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