[Buildings, New York]

Walker Evans American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 852

After living in Paris for a year, Evans moved to New York in 1927 and soon began photographing the city’s architecture, signage, and street life. Like his peer, Berenice Abbott, he used a small-format camera to make abstracted views of the city in an angular style heavily influenced by European modernism. Because Evans had no darkroom of his own during this period, Abbott let him use the darkroom in her studio at the Hotel des Artistes on the Upper West Side, where he may have made this print.

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

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