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  • Walker Evans: Kitchen Corner

Richon, Olivier, 2019, Book, Walker Evans: Kitchen Corner One Work series . Afterall, London. ISBN ISBN: 9781846381980

Abstract or Description:

Walker Evans’s Kitchen Corner, Tenant Farmhouse, Hale County, Alabama shows a painstakingly clean-swept corner in the house of a family of white sharecroppers. Taken in 1936, the photograph was not published until 1960, when it was included in a new edition of Evans and James Agee’s classic Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. The 1960 reissue of the book had an enormous impact on perceptions of the Great Depression and its effects on the American South.

Olivier Richon’s detailed examination of the image, reveals unexpected visual and literary associations. Richon argues that Evans employs a photographic form that privileges detachment, calling attention to overlooked objects and the architecture of the dispossessed.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography > W630 History of Cinematics and Photography > W632 History of Photography
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2019 09:23
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2019 09:23
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3983

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