Co-organized by the High Museum of Art and the Josef Albers Museum, this retrospective focuses on Walker Evans (1903–1975), a transatlantic artist whose outlook on American culture was shaped by his early encounter with Europe. In the late 1920s, Evans found inspiration in French photographer Eugène Atget and German photographer August Sander. Modern European literature was equally important to him, particularly the writing of Charles Baudelaire and Gustave Flaubert. This exhibition presents a comprehensive assessment of Evans’s career, exploring not only the ways in which his legacy has shaped the history of photography on an international level but also how his work has been meaningful to the regions where the exhibition will be on view. Featured will be approximately 180 prints, postcards, and signs; as well as prints by Atget and Sander.
This exhibition is on view at the Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop, Germany (September 27, 2015 – January 10, 2016), the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia (June 11 – September 11, 2016); and the Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada (October 29, 2016 – January 22, 2017).
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