Vancouver Art Gallery – federal agency started as part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal to provide help and job...
"As Grant Arnold, the exhibition’s co-curator said, Evans was unusual as an art photographer because much of the work he did was produced on assignment. For example, he went to Cuba in 1933 to take photographs for a book on the oppressive conditions there. A few years later, he was one of several photographers hired to work for the Farm Security Administration, the U.S. federal agency started as part of President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal to provide help and jobs to an estimated one quarter of the U.S. workforce that was unemployed because of the 1929 stock market crash.
Evans, Arnold said, always had a knack for doing what he wanted no matter who was paying the bill." Read the full article in The Vancouver Sun.
Walker Evans: Depth of Field is now officially on view at the Vancouver Art Gallery!