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Photograph - Breakfast room at Belle Grove Plantation, White Chapel, Louisiana, March 1935
  • Breakfast room at Belle Grove Plantation, White Chapel, Louisiana, March 1935
    Evans, Walker, born 1903 - died 1975
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Breakfast room at Belle Grove Plantation, White Chapel, Louisiana, March 1935

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Louisiana (Photographed)

  • Date:

    1935 (Photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Evans, Walker, born 1903 - died 1975 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin Silver Print

  • Museum number:

    176-1977

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 929, box B

Place of Origin

Louisiana (Photographed)

Date

1935 (Photographed)

Artist/maker

Evans, Walker, born 1903 - died 1975 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin Silver Print

Descriptive line

Photograph of a breakfast room in Louisiana by Walker Evans, 1935.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Tawadros, Gilane, ed. Brighton Photo Biennial 2006. Brighton : Brighton Photo Biennial : Photoworks, c2006. 160 p. : ill. (some col.). ISBN: 1903796202.

Labels and date

Gallery 100, ‘History of photography’, 2011-2012, label text :

Walker Evans (1903-75)
‘Room in Louisiana Plantation House’
1935
Evans is most famous for his simple and meditative
use of ‘straight photography’ to record American life.
His prevailing subject was the American vernacular,
which he photographed with a precise sense of
composition. Evans’ haunting image of Belle Grove, a
plantation house in Louisiana that was built by slaves,
shows that architecture itself can act as a form of
social commentary.

Gelatin silver print
Museum no. Ph.176-1977
[07 03 2014]

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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