Evans / Cates

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Walker Evans
by Robbie Cates

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Evans / Cates

  1. 1. By Robby Cates
  2. 2.  Born in STL on Nov. 3 1903  Evans lived in a big house, with a family servant  Attended many private schools and graduated in 1922 from Phillips Academy, in Andover Massachusetts.  Evans wanted to be a writer but said that he didn’t know what to write about
  3. 3.  Evans attended many private schools before graduating high school.  The schools he attended included: Loomis Institute in Connecticut, Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania, and finally graduated from Phillips Academy.  Evans was admitted to Williams College in September 1922
  4. 4.  Evans wanted to become a writer, but couldn’t figure out what he wanted to write about. Evans became a photographer and  worked with sociologists and other photographers in a study of the Great Depresion In the mid 1930’s Evans was the  most successful in his life 1945-1965 Evans was an editor for  Fortune Magazine 1965-1975 taught a course at Yale  which he called “seeing” Evans even published his photos in  books, one of his most famous books was Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
  5. 5.  Many art historians say that Evans was one of the best photographers of his time. “Sheer storytelling impact”  “Does not make an emotional appeal  to the viewer through an imaginary dramatization of the act of looking” “Photographs are not symbols for  something else; they are what they mean.” “the pictures talk to us and they say  plenty”
  6. 6.  Walker Evans was a photographer a head of his time. I think Walker Evans became a photographer because he didn’t know what to write, so he told his story through pictures. He wanted privileged Americans to see the real people who make the foundation of societies work. Evans’ pictures show poor people, run- down buildings, and signs. Evans told a story of a thousand words with one single picture. To me that is better than a book.
  7. 7.  Book Melancholy Realism: Walker Evans  www.bookrags.com  www.biographybase.com

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