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The Endurance of Walker Evans | May 9 | Boston

The Endurance of Walker Evans

A lecture by Belina Rathbone

Wednesday, May 9, 5PM

Rathbone will discuss the enduring power and influence of Walker Evans’s photography, and the consistency of his vision throughout his career, as demonstrated by the works in the Harry Lunn Gallery collection.

Belinda Rathbone is a biographer and photography historian. She is the author of the first and only complete biography of Walker Evans, published by Houghton Mifflin in 1995.… Read More

“A New Sort of Poetry:” Wright Morris and 20th Century Photography

We are delighted to offer in our May 13th Fine Prints & Photographs auction a view of a Farmhouse in Winter, near Lincoln, Nebraska (1940, printed later) by the novelist and photographer Wright Morris (Lot 99, $1,200-1,800). In the late 1930s and 1940s, Morris made beautiful and poignant photographs exploring the rural culture of the American countryside. His emphasis was on architecture and still life, but unlike the work of Walker Evans, which provides a more formal description of American vernacular structures such as a view of graffiti on the side of a building in lower Manhattan (Lot 111, $1,500-2,500), Morris photographed farms and homesteads that were fading into the past.… Read More