Organized by the Centre Pompidou, this exhibition is the first major museum retrospective of American photographer Walker Evans’s work in France. The exhibition retraces the whole of his career, from his earliest photographs in the 1920s to the Polaroids of the 1970s. The exhibition illuminates how Evans adopted the methods or visual forms of vernacular photography in becoming, for the time of an assignment, an architectural photographer, a catalogue photographer, or an ambulant portrait photographer, while explicitly maintaining the standpoint of an artist.
The exhibition will also be presented at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (September 23, 2017–February 4, 2018).
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