The Whitney Museum of Art’s Photography Curator, Elisabeth Sussman, discusses Waker Evans and his classic Farm Securities Act photographs which were published in the influential book Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a collaboration with American poet James Agee. These photos were a key influence on playwright Gregory S. Moss.
FEED went along to the Whitney to get a bit of art-historical perspective. [With grateful thanks to camera operator Courtney Engelstein, editor Samantha Taylor and Whitney Curatorial Assistant Elisabeth Sherman.]
Walker Evans and Orange, Hat & Grace