Walker Evans and his Work


ImageWalker Evans is a photographer from St. Louis, Missouri. His works include a vast variety of black and white, unsaturated photos. Most of these photos document the era of The Great Depression. The contrast of black against white in his photos give the pictures a more rustic, “rough” look.  His photos show struggle and hardship for the most part but the contrast of white leaves a sense of hope. Most of his photos center the main focus in the frame. Vertical angles in photos such as the window mullions or the stare case in the photo above are aligned vertically with the frame which gives an illusion of a less complicated angle to view the photo and being at eye level with the scene.


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