Evans, Walker

In Hale County, Alabama, Two Visions of Place

Hale County, Ala., holds a special position in American visual culture. This is where Walker Evans made his photographs of white sharecropper families for “Let Us Now Praise Famous Men” with James Agee’s text, a core document of Depression-era poverty. It is where William Christenberry, who grew up in nearby Tuscaloosa with roots in the […]

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