Perspectives Art Explained

Walker Evans' candid photos of 1930s subway passengers are early conceptual art

Dec 24, 2013 2 MINUTES
"I think it is one of the first conceptual art projects that I’m aware of."

Curator Jeff Rosenheim on a series of photographs by Walker Evans of New York City subway passengers.

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Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world. Each episode is interpreted by a Museum photographer.

Photography by Oi-Cheong Lee

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