Walker Evans

Walker Evans: Disasters and Divinity

August 29, 2012

Lincoln Kirstein, art critic, dance innovator, and doyen of the mid-twentieth century New York cultural scene, says, “It is the camera that today reveals our disasters and our claims to divinity, doing what painting and poetry used to do and, we can only hope, do again.” Such an idea can be applied to the work of canonical American photographer Walker Evans, whose photographs document the unvarnished, raw spirit of the American condition.