Walker Evans -MOMA

On dirait que l'homme peut tout supporter. Même ce qu'il n'a pas fait. Même l'idée qu'il n'en peut supporter davantage.William Faulkner.

Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Country Store and Gas Station, Alabama.1936. Gelatin silver print. 6 11/16 x 9 5/16″ (17 x 23.6 cm). Gift of Willard Van Dyke. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art.




Walker Evans, l'un des photographes les plus influents du siècle dernier, du 20ème j'entends, est à l'honneur jusqu'au 26 janvier 2014 au MOMA.
Parmi les pionniers de la photo documentaire américaine, il a su imposer son regard, chargé d'instants et d'histoire.
Ses photos parlent d'un temps que nous ne connaissons pas, ou plus, disent la vie des gens ordinaires, avec le naturalisme prenant d'un August Sander, d'un William Faulkner. La beauté dure des gens du vrai.





Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Alabama Cotton Tenant Farmer Wife. 1936. Gelatin silver print. 8 11/16 x 6 15/16″ (22.1 x 17.6 cm). Gift of the photographer. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art.

Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Citizen in Downtown Havana. 1932. Gelatin silver print. 9 3/8 x 5 1/16″ (23.8 x 12.9 cm). Lily Auchincloss Fund. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art.Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). 42nd Street, New York. 1929. Gelatin silver print. 4 1/4 x 6 1/2″ (10.8 x 16.6 cm). Purchase. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art. © 2013 Walker Evans Archive, Metropolitan Museum of Art.Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Penny Picture Display, Savannah, Georgia. 1936. Gelatin silver print, 8 5/8 x 6 15/16″ (21.9 x 17.6 cm). Gift of Willard Van Dyke. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art.Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Church Organ and Pews, Alabama. 1936. Gelatin silver print, printed 1970. 7 9/16 x 9 1/8″ (19.2 x 23.2 cm).  Mr. and Mrs. John Spencer Fund. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art. Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Church Organ and Pews, Alabama. 1936. Gelatin silver print, printed 1970. 7 9/16 x 9 1/8″ (19.2 x 23.2 cm).  Mr. and Mrs. John Spencer Fund. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art.Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Main Street, Saratoga Springs, New York. 1931. Gelatin silver print. 7 1/16 x 5 9/16″ (18 x 14.2 cm). Gift of the photographer. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art. © 2013 Walker Evans Archive, Metropolitan Museum of Art.Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). American Legionnaire. 1936. Gelatin silver print. 5 3/4 x 5 1/8″ (14.6 x 13 cm). Gift of the Farm Security Administration. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art.Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Sidewalk and Shopfront, New Orleans. 1935. Gelatin silver print. 5 3/4 x 7 1/16″ (14.7 x 18 cm). Gift of the Farm Security Administration. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art.Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Farmhouse in Westchester County, New York. 1931. Gelatin silver print. 6 7/8 x 7 3/8″ (17.5 x 18.8 cm). Anonymous Fund. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art.
 Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Negro Church, South Carolina. 1936. Gelatin silver print. 9 x 6 15/16″ (22.9 x 17.6cm). Gift of Willard Van Dyke. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art.
Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Negro Barber Shop Interior, Atlanta. 1936. Gelatin silver print. 7 7/16 x 9 1/8″ (18.9 x 23.2 cm). Purchase. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art.
Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Sharecropper’s Family, Hale County, Alabama. March 1936. Gelatin silver print. 7 5/8 x 9 5/8″ (19.4 x 24.4 cm). Gift of the Farm Security Administration. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art.
 Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Parked Car, Small Town Main Street. 1932. Gelatin silver print. 5 1/2 x 8 15/16″ (14 x 22.7 cm), printed c. 1970 by James Dow. Lily Auchincloss Fund. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art. © 2013 Walker Evans Archive, Metropolitan Museum of Art.




















Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Country Store and Gas Station, Alabama.1936. Gelatin silver print. 6 11/16 x 9 5/16″ (17 x 23.6 cm). Gift of Willard Van Dyke. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art.
Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Alabama Cotton Tenant Farmer Wife. 1936. Gelatin silver print. 8 11/16 x 6 15/16″ (22.1 x 17.6 cm). Gift of the photographer. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art. Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Citizen in Downtown Havana. 1932. Gelatin silver print. 9 3/8 x 5 1/16″ (23.8 x 12.9 cm). Lily Auchincloss Fund. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art. Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). 42nd Street, New York. 1929. Gelatin silver print. 4 1/4 x 6 1/2″ (10.8 x 16.6 cm). Purchase. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art. © 2013 Walker Evans Archive, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Penny Picture Display, Savannah, Georgia. 1936. Gelatin silver print, 8 5/8 x 6 15/16″ (21.9 x 17.6 cm). Gift of Willard Van Dyke. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art.
Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Interior Detail of Portuguese House. 1930. Gelatin silver print. 7 15/16 x 6 1/8″ (20.2 x 15.5 cm). Purchase. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art. © 2013 Walker Evans Archive, Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Church Organ and Pews, Alabama. 1936. Gelatin silver print, printed 1970. 7 9/16 x 9 1/8″ (19.2 x 23.2 cm). Mr. and Mrs. John Spencer Fund. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art.
Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Main Street, Saratoga Springs, New York. 1931. Gelatin silver print. 7 1/16 x 5 9/16″ (18 x 14.2 cm). Gift of the photographer. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art. © 2013 Walker Evans Archive, Metropolitan Museum of Art.Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). American Legionnaire. 1936. Gelatin silver print. 5 3/4 x 5 1/8″ (14.6 x 13 cm). Gift of the Farm Security Administration. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art.

Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Sidewalk and Shopfront, New Orleans. 1935. Gelatin silver print. 5 3/4 x 7 1/16″ (14.7 x 18 cm). Gift of the Farm Security Administration. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art.
Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Farmhouse in Westchester County, New York. 1931. Gelatin silver print. 6 7/8 x 7 3/8″ (17.5 x 18.8 cm). Anonymous Fund. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art.
Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Negro Church, South Carolina. 1936. Gelatin silver print. 9 x 6 15/16″ (22.9 x 17.6cm). Gift of Willard Van Dyke. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art.
Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Negro Barber Shop Interior, Atlanta. 1936. Gelatin silver print. 7 7/16 x 9 1/8″ (18.9 x 23.2 cm). Purchase. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art.Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Sharecropper’s Family, Hale County, Alabama. March 1936. Gelatin silver print. 7 5/8 x 9 5/8″ (19.4 x 24.4 cm). Gift of the Farm Security Administration. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art. Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). Parked Car, Small Town Main Street. 1932. Gelatin silver print. 5 1/2 x 8 15/16″ (14 x 22.7 cm), printed c. 1970 by James Dow. Lily Auchincloss Fund. Credit: The Museum of Modern Art. © 2013 Walker Evans Archive, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Walker Evans American Photographs
July 19, 2013–January 26, 2014
Painting and Sculpture Galleries, fourth floor