A Novel Idea: The Social Documentary Photographs of Walker Evans

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 4/21/2012
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
 Lewis & Clark professor of Art History Matthew Johnston will examine how different types of written texts played a role in making the photographs of Walker Evans effective instruments of social change. Striking on their own terms, Evans’ images were not only frequently accompanied by text (as in his collaboration with James Agee in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men), which provided a crucial means for bridging “high” and “low” culture, that was seen as integral to the success of his documentary projects. Free and open to the public.

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Library: Downtown Bend Public Library    Find the Downtown Bend Public Library
Location: Brooks Room
Contact: Lisa McGean
Contact Number: 541/312-1034
Presenter: Matthew Johnston