Sunday, July 15, 2007

james agee/walker evans

Thanks Jaime for this book!, "Let us now praise famous men"

"During July and August 1936 Walker Evans and I were traveling in the middle of this nation, and were engaged in what, even from the first, has seemed to me rather a curious piece of work. It was our business to prepare, for a New York magazine, an article on cotton tenantry in the United States, in the form of a photographic and verbal record of the daily living and environment of an average white family of tenant farmers. We had first to find and to live with such a family; and that was the object of our traveling" (James Agee).

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