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[Walker Evans Seated at His 71st Birthday Party]
Not on view
Evans was in poor health when he began to work with the Polaroid SX-70 in 1973; he was attracted to the camera's small, elegant design and the instant color prints it generated that required no tedious lab or darkroom work. Like the developing Polaroid print itself, with its miraculous and immediate image, Evans came to life and worked feverishly with the new camera. At the age of seventy, he returned to many of his lifelong themes, including vernacular architecture, domestic interiors, portraiture, and roadside signage.