31 Jul 2016

Walker Evans - the Magazine Photographer

From Standing Room Only, 1:48 pm on 31 July 2016
David Campany

David Campany Photo: supplied

American Walker Evans is a name you'll find in most histories of photography as both important and influential figure from the 1920s to the 70s. He produced images for magazines and art galleries, with a particular interest in photographing the everyday, from  tips, graffiti, and shop window displays to postcards. The photo essays he produced for magazines had been rather overlooked until  British writer, curator, artist and historian Dr David Campany started his own research into the photographer and his work. David's written a book, and curated an exhibition Walker Evans: The Magazine Work that's just opened in Wellington's Adam Art Gallery. Lynn Freeman talks to David about Walker Evans, and his own early experiences behind a camera.