Walker Evans

June 02-September 12, 2000

This comprehensive retrospective of the career of American photographer Walker Evans (1903-1975) explores the legacy of one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition presents photographs documenting America during the Depression (including Evans' collaboration with writer/poet James Agee on Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a landmark study of three tenant farm families in Alabama), little known early experimental photographs, his subway series, Fortune magazine photo essays and never-before-exhibited color Polaroid prints from his final years.

The exhibition was organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The San Francisco presentation is generously supported by Robertson Stephens, the Gruber Family Foundation, and the George Frederick Jewett Foundation.

men carrying damaged sign

Walker Evans, Truck and Sign, 1930; courtesy of Charles Cowles