In October 1973, Evans began making photographs with a Polaroid camera, a new technology that made instant color prints. He used it voraciously over the next year, including on a visiting lectureship at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. During his stay, he returned to Hale County, the site where nearly forty years earlier he made the classic Depression-era photographs of tenant farmers and their families that were then published in 1941 as Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (with text by James Agee).
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Poetics of Place: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection," December 12, 2016–May 29, 2017.