Oct 21, 2021 - Sale 2583

Sale 2583 - Lot 107

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
WALKER EVANS (1903-1975)
Country store near Moundville, Alabama, Summer. Silver print, the image measuring 7 3/8x9 inches (18.7x22.9 cm.), the sheet slightly larger, with a Library of Congress hand stamp and notations, in pencil, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1936; printed 1960s

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Though Evans originally intended to start his career as a writer, he took up photography and employed literary techniques to create his powerful, often narrative imagery. In 1935, Evans was asked by the government to photograph one of their resettlement communities for the Department of the Interior. This led to his hiring by the Resettlement Administration. Working under Roy Stryker, Evans photographed rural towns, creating architectural images of churches and roadside stores, as well as striking portraits of farmers and sharecroppers.