Exhibition: Lyric Documentary: The Works of Walker Evans

Lyric Documentary: The Works of Walker Evans focuses on a two-year period (1935-36) during which the American photographer Walker Evans created some of the most iconic images of America in throes of the Great Depression. Featuring letters and photographs from the Library of Congress and from the Roy Stryker Papers housed at the Archives & Special Collections of the University Libraries at the University of Louisville, this exhibition includes a special section on Evans’s photographs for Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a book written by James Agee.

Lyric Documentary: The Works of Walker Evans, will take place as part of the 2019 Louisville Photo Biennial. Gallery Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm

Image: Walker Evans, Lucille Burroughs, daughter of a cotton sharecropper, Hale County, Alabama, 1935/1936. Courtesy the University of Louisville Photographic Archives

Friday, November 1, 2019 at 9:00am to 4:30pm

Schneider Hall, 104
2300 S. First Street Walk , Louisville, Kentucky, 40208

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Students, Faculty/staff, Alumni, Public


Arts & Sciences, Fine Arts, Hite Art Institute

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