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Photograph - Bed, Tennant Farmhouse, Hale County, Alabama

Bed, Tennant Farmhouse, Hale County, Alabama

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Alabama (made)

  • Date:

    1935 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin-silver print

  • Museum number:

    170-1977

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Photograph

Place of Origin

Alabama (made)

Date

1935 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin-silver print

Dimensions

Width: 23.5 cm, Height: 18.7 cm

Object history note

Walker Evans is one of the most celebrated American photographers. During the Great Depression of the 1930's, he worked for the American government’s Farm Security Administration programme, and created some of the most potent and memorable images of the era. His documentary style focussed on the details of individual human lives in unforgiving circumstances. "I am for man’s work", he said; "nature bores me as an art form". Evans went on to take pictures of people on the New York subway using a hidden camera, a series on tools and Polaroid images of rural and urban Americana.

Descriptive line

Evans Walker, Bed & Gun, Alabama, 1935; 20thC; Evans Walker, Bed & Gun, Alabama, 1935

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

Bed

Categories

Photographs; Interiors

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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