Walker Evans "Subway Photographs" (1938-1941)

Walker Evans, 1938


Inspired by the incisive realism of Honoré Daumier's Third-Class Carriage (29.100.129), 
Walker Evans sought to avoid the vanity, sentimentality, and artifice of conventional studio portraiture. The subway series, he later said, was "my idea of what a portrait ought to be: anonymous and documentary and a straightforward picture of mankind."
Metropolitan Museum of Art




Walker Evans "Subway Photographs" (1938-1941)