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Oral history interview with Walker Evans, 1971 Oct. 13-Dec. 23

view Oral history interview with Walker Evans, 1971 Oct. 13-Dec. 23 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-
Subject:
Kirstein, Lincoln Edward
Shahn, Ben
Stryker, Roy Emerson
United States.Farm Security Administration
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 2 sound tape reels ; 5 in.
Transcript: 46 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded as 2 audio reels. Duration is 2 hr., 33 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
Interview of Walker Evans conducted 1971 Oct. 13-Dec. 23, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Evans discusses his early life and education; his early desire to become a writer; living for two years in Paris; teaching himself photography; taking pictures for the Farm Security Administration; his later work with FORTUNE and TIME magazines; photographing celebrities; his "Subway" series; teaching at Yale; influences on his work. He recalls Lincoln Kirstein, Roy Stryker and Ben Shahn.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Walker Evans, 1971 Oct. 13-Dec. 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Walker Evans (1903-1975) was a photographer.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Interviews
Photographers
Photography
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11721
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212650
AAA_collcode_evans71
Theme:
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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