Known for movies

Short Info

DiedApril 10, 1975, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, April 10, 1975, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
SpouseIsabelle Böschenstein von Steiger, Jane Smith Ninas, Isabelle Böschenstein von Steiger, Jane Smith Ninas
FactBiography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 130, pp. 134-137. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.


Walker Evans was an American photographer and photojournalist best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) documenting the effects of the Great Depression.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1903, Evans came from a wealthy family. His father was an engineer and his mother was a painter. Evans was the second of three children. His sister, Nancy, was born in 1901 and his brother, John, in 1905.

Evans was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, a private boarding school in New Hampshire. He then attended Williams College in Massachusetts, where he studied literature and history.

After college, Evans moved to New York City, where he worked as a journalist and a stockbroker. He also began to take photographs, mostly of cityscapes and architecture.

In 1929, Evans traveled to Europe with his friend and fellow photographer, Paul Strand. The two men visited France, Italy, and Spain. Evans was deeply affected by what he saw in Europe and began to experiment with different photographic techniques.

When he returned to the United States, Evans began working for the FSA. He documented the lives of poor farmers in the American South. His work was published in a book called American Photographs (1938).

Evans continued to work as a photographer throughout his life. He died in 1975 at the age of 71.

General Info

Full NameWalker Evans
DiedApril 10, 1975, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, April 10, 1975, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
ProfessionPhotographer, Journalist, Visual Artist, Photographer, Journalist, Visual Artist
EducationWilliams College, Phillips Academy, Williams College, Phillips Academy
NationalityAmerican, American

Family

SpouseIsabelle Böschenstein von Steiger, Jane Smith Ninas, Isabelle Böschenstein von Steiger, Jane Smith Ninas
ParentsJessie Crane Evans, Walker Evans, Jessie Crane Evans, Walker Evans

Accomplishments

AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada

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Quotes

#Quote
1Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something.

Facts

#Fact
1Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 130, pp. 134-137. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.

Movies

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Agee1980DocumentaryHimself (voice)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination2009TV Movie documentaryHimself - WFAA
American Experience1988TV Series documentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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