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 ~