We will expand on the work of three representative photographers of the FSA Walker Evans Dorothea Lange and Arthur Rothstein. a Walker Evans Walker Evans Walker Evans the enfant terrible of the FSA Walker Evans stands out from the group who Soon became a kind of spiritual leader and took some of the best photos of the group. He was the most talented of all. His technique stood out from the rest of the group immediately. Walker Evans decided to use a bulky x camera instead of a mm handheld. This decision managed to create images of impressive thoroughness. His style was direct and literal. His images have a compositional clarity where the simplified frontal and centered framing generates images of a strange stillness.
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Floyd Burroughs cotton sharecropper Hale County Alabama Walker Evans Negroes in the lineup for food at mealtime in the camp for flood refugees Forrest City Arkansas walker Evans Carpenter Westmoreland County Pennsylvania Walker Evans Walker always had a style that was more distant than intimate. Although his photography includes personal notes Evans seeks in his documentary that remains in the background. A clear authorial intention that is as complex as it is intolerable for Roy Stryker. Walker Evans was the most talented of the FSA photographers he was also the most rebellious demanding difficult uncommunicative and even flamboyant. Evans sends Washington what he wants and when he wants it.