American Photography is often spoken of in hushed tones as one of the quintessential works of modern photography.
Walker Evans’ images defined what America is, in the eyes of millions of people around the globe, and his exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in 1938 remains world famous today.
Why We Love American Photography
This is not a reprint, it’s a facsimile edition of the original which was published back in 1937 prior to the MOMA exhibition.
It celebrates the 75th anniversary of the publication and it is made with entirely new reproductions of Walker Evans work.
We can’t work out how this was ever allowed to go out of print, it’s simply an incredible body of work that really does transport you into the ideal America.
We are glad they’ve used digital enhancement on some of these images to deliver the best look possible too.
Final Thoughts On American Photography
We’d recommend this edition over the original edition of American Photography and not just because it’s a lot cheaper, but because it really does show off Evans’ work in the best light possible.
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You can grab a copy online here.