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17-JAN-2007 Dan Chusid '07

Tribute To Walker Evans

Walker Evans (November 3, 1903 - April 10, 1975) was an American photographer
best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration documenting the effects
of the Great Depression.

Much of Evans' work from the FSA period uses the large-format 8x10 view camera,
which when used directly in front of a subject can create the appearance of a dispassionate viewpoint.

Evans and other FSA photographers used this technique, and others, to emphasize the plight of America's poor
and workers during the Great Depression. In some ways, Evans is perhaps the first and greatest photographer
of the American social landscape.

Check out some images here: Evans images at The Getty Museum

One of my earliest influences along with Jacques Henri Lartigue and though this image is not representative
of their work, I post it with their names, in spirit.

~ Kudos to my Pbase fave J, who inspires me every day ~

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Adalberto Tiburzi20-Jan-2007 14:39
And yes, their names in... spirit ;-)
Luca Zanoni19-Jan-2007 23:29
Excellent. V
Dave Wixx19-Jan-2007 03:53
An excellent tribute, and thanks for the insight, great to learn something new.
Linda Willets19-Jan-2007 02:42
very nice tribute
Cliff19-Jan-2007 01:52
I love his important photography as well.
Guest 19-Jan-2007 01:16
never tried this..i have drunk oceans of spaten optimator though! really cool tribute to an american great!
Wei O'Connell19-Jan-2007 01:12
Beautiful work. Great tribute!
Cindi Smith19-Jan-2007 00:24
Wonderful tribute to Walker! Great find! Never have seen it til now!
Bill Ewart Jr18-Jan-2007 23:15
Never saw Mississippi Mud....this photo feels like a classic!! Great tribute!
Eckhart Derschmidt18-Jan-2007 23:13
Great image. And thanks for pointing me at the work of Walker Evans! V
Barbara Heide18-Jan-2007 22:08
interesting tribute to walker evans...and J touching! nice neat shot!
Faye White18-Jan-2007 20:27
two excellent influences!
how's the beer? ;)
Guest 18-Jan-2007 19:29
nice in B&W,it looks like a nice beer.
Nicki Thurgar18-Jan-2007 18:19
Love this in B&W, great entry & dedication!
J. Scott Coile18-Jan-2007 18:15
Good beer... great influences... special gal!
Johnny JAG18-Jan-2007 17:25
Very cool image.
royalld18-Jan-2007 17:13
So therein lies the engery source of your vast talent, I speak of Evans not the beer :^)
Great tribute.
Linda Matta18-Jan-2007 16:54
Great tribute!
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography18-Jan-2007 16:25
Good shot, excellent exposure and details.
David Winge18-Jan-2007 14:10
Well done and I LOVE this stuff, it's served at Johnny Reb's in Orange!
Bill Warren18-Jan-2007 13:59
Yes I can imagine old WE doing this shot. Well done.
wernere0118-Jan-2007 13:56
A fine tribute! Isn´t it good to know, where some of our influences come from, at least? As there are so many others we aren´t conscious of.
LM Gildersleeve18-Jan-2007 13:49
I love his work too and I can understand why you choose to honor him. The first real photograph that ever grabbed me was the woman and her two children. I was in high school than and it profoundly effected me.

Perfect subject for the tribute Dan.
Guest 18-Jan-2007 13:34
Really nice tones, comp and a fitting tribute
Deborah Lewis18-Jan-2007 12:43
Great image and tribute!
Victoria18-Jan-2007 12:38
What a great tribute
Ray :)18-Jan-2007 12:21
Hope that's nice and warm ;-)
Guest 18-Jan-2007 12:04
I do love this -
laine8218-Jan-2007 09:42
Brill !!!
beverley harrison18-Jan-2007 09:26
excellent processing, may have to try that stuff one day!!
Maaike Huizer18-Jan-2007 08:59
Great tribute. Well performed.
Guest 18-Jan-2007 08:56
any good? the 'mud' that it?! :P
Carole Stevens18-Jan-2007 08:47
Great tribute Dan love the history too, very inspiring!
j>a>e>17 :):):)18-Jan-2007 08:24
B & W moonshine
footsteps with Walker Evans
"Depression" mud close

"17" later gator wishes, John :):):)
Guest 18-Jan-2007 08:22
Up to your very high standards,Dan.Excellent treatment.V
Lee Rudd18-Jan-2007 08:02
cheers! something with a bite? anyway, very nice tribute
Jola Dziubinska18-Jan-2007 07:53
Superb composition, Dan, nice tribute.
olivier bruning18-Jan-2007 07:44
very beautiful image and tribute! ~V~
Antonio Pierre De Almeida18-Jan-2007 05:58
Thank you !!
Guest 18-Jan-2007 05:38
another beautiful image from you - aren't we all under this or the other influence forever?! v
Jen Bixler18-Jan-2007 05:27
Nice tribute.
The Valentine's sign seems odd!
I am not sure it would go over real well as a gift!
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