New York Subway in Black and White

November 9, 2012 | in Vintage

The classic American photographer Walker Evans for four years (1938-41) went down to the New York subway, hiding the camera under his coat and shot the surrounding him faces.

For the first time, some of these pictures were shown as part of a large-scale author exhibition Walker Evans: American Photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Later, almost all of the pictures got into the book Many are Called, published in 1966. Major Feature of this picture series from the rest of Walker Evans’s art is that he didn’t put the accent on architecture, static poses and background selection. In this project, it was important for the photographer to capture the residents of the subway as they are. Sleeping, reading, smiling and thinking…

New York Subway in Black and White

New York Subway in Black and White

New York Subway in Black and White

New York Subway in Black and White

New York Subway in Black and White

New York Subway in Black and White

New York Subway in Black and White

New York Subway in Black and White

New York Subway in Black and White

New York Subway in Black and White

New York Subway in Black and White

New York Subway in Black and White

New York Subway in Black and White

New York Subway in Black and White

New York Subway in Black and White

New York Subway in Black and White

New York Subway in Black and White

New York Subway in Black and White

New York Subway in Black and White

New York Subway in Black and White

New York Subway in Black and White

New York Subway in Black and White
Photo by Walker Evans

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