The High Museum of Art in Atlanta will present a major touring retrospective of the work of Walker Evans, one of the most pioneering and influential documentary photographers of the twentieth century. The show is among the most thorough examinations ever presented of the full arc of Evans’s career and the most comprehensive Evans retrospective to be mounted in Europe, Canada, and the southeastern United States.
The exhibition will feature more than 120 black-and-white and color prints from the 1920s through the 1970s, including the artist’s iconic work made in the South during the Great Depression—work that would help forge what we now refer to as documentary photography. With a profundity that has not previously been accomplished, the exhibition and its companion publication explore the transatlantic roots and repercussions of Evans’s contributions to the field of photography and examine his development of the lyric documentary style, which fuses a powerful personal perspective with an objective record of time and place.
Depth of Field
June 11 – September 11, 2016