[Architectural Study, New York]

Walker Evans American

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In his first years as a photographer, when Evans tried out many techniques characteristic of the new vision, he hung an enlargement of this stark image on the wall of his spare New York apartment. Perhaps the photograph was a personal benchmark: it proved that the photographer had learned how to put together a picture, and how to do so with the most common, least picturesque aspects of the contemporary world.

[Architectural Study, New York], Walker Evans (American, St. Louis, Missouri 1903–1975 New Haven, Connecticut), Gelatin silver print

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