|Title||Walker Evans: the magazine work|
Walker Evans was one of the most important and influential artists of the twentieth century, producing a body of photographs that continues to shape our understanding of the modern era. He worked in every genre and format, in black and white and in colour, but two passions were constant: literature and the printed page.
While his photographic books are among the most significant in the medium’s history, Evans’s more ephemeral pages remain largely unknown. In small avant-garde publications and mainstream titles such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Architectural Forum, Life and Fortune he produced innovative and independent journalism, often setting his own assignments, editing, writing and designing his pages. Presenting many of his photo-essays in their entirety, Walker Evans: The Magazine Work assembles the unwritten history of this work, allowing us to see how he protected his autonomy, earned a living and found audiences far beyond the museum and gallery.
Winner of the Deutscher FotoBuch Preis
The book was accompanied by an international touring exhibition, curated by David Campany:
CCP, Melbourne, Australia, October 1 – November 13, 2016
Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, 30 July – 18 September, 2016
Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, Italy, May 6 – July 9, 2016. Curated by David Campany, Jean-Paul Deridder and Sam Stourdzé.
Fondation ‘A’ Stichting, Brussels, January 31 – April 3, 2016. Curated by David Campany, Jean-Paul Deridder and Sam Stourdzé.
Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles France (Musée Départemental d’Archéologie d’Arles), July 6 – September 20, 2015. Curated by David Campany, Jean-Paul Deridder and Sam Stourdzé.
Pôle Image Haute-Normandie, Rouen, France, March 13 – May 9, 2015
FoMu, Fotomuseum Antwerp, Belgium, June 26 – November 11, 2014
MOCAK, Museum of Contemporary Art, Kracow, Poland, May 15 – June 16, 2014
|Keywords||Walker Evans magazine photography|
|Published in print||16 Jun 2014|
|Place of publication||Gottingen, Germany|