Florence Griswold Museum

October 1, 2011 - January 29, 2012

The Exacting Eye of Walker Evans

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The photographer Walker Evans (1903-1975) captured a place in American social, cultural, and artistic history with his unforgettable images of the Great Depression. Engaging with his later career, when he made his home in Lyme, Connecticut, The Exacting Eye of Walker Evans and this companion website trace several recurring themes in Evans' work into the 1970s, shedding new light on the photographer by examining him as creator, editor, and collector-curator.

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