From July 25 to November 9, 2014 the exhibition “Walker Evans – Ein Lebenswerk (a life’s work)” can be seen at the Martin-Gropius Building in Berlin.
Foto: Pabst Blue Ribbon Sign, Chicago, Illinois 1946
Collection of Clark and Joan Worswick Walker
© Evans Ealker Evans Archive
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
On display are more than 200 original prints from 1928 to 1974. They includes both some of his iconic work as well as rarely published photographs from 50 years of his creative time. With its sober recordings Walker Evans (1903-1975) shows a uniquely authentic picture of America. He gained public attention for the first time with his documentation of poverty in America in the times of the Great Depression in the 1930s. His work is significant for the photographing style, which is referred to as "documentary style." Over the decades up to the present the extensive photographic work of Walker Evans continues to gain recognition as being a great example for this style of photography.