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Photographer's Window, Savannah

Walker Evans American

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Walker Evans worked from 1935 to 1937 as a New Deal photographer for the U.S. government. While traveling primarily in the American South, he frequently focused on vernacular signage as a way to systematically record the changing American scene. Here, an anonymous photographer’s window display in Savannah, Georgia, caught his eye, especially its internal repetition and classic sans serif typography. By documenting the window directly, he was able to portray a slice of Depression-era society in a single exposure.

Photographer's Window, Savannah, Walker Evans (American, St. Louis, Missouri 1903–1975 New Haven, Connecticut), Gelatin silver print

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