Walker Evans and the Magazine Page
Monday, March 11
This event is free for students with I.D., and Aperture supporters at the $250 level and above.
Photography writer and historian David Campany will give an illustrated talk about the little-known magazine work of Walker Evans. Working as writer, editor, and designer as well as a photographer, Evans carved out a space for himself in the American press as unlikely as it was extraordinary. Setting his own assignments on everything from Sundays in London and shop displays to graffiti and unemployment, Evans made dozens of poetic and polemical photo-essays.
David Campany is a curator and writer. His books include Photography and Cinema (Reaktion Books, 2008), Walker Evans: the Magazine Work (Steidl 2012) and Anonymes: Unnamed America in Photography and Film (Steidl / Le Bal, 2010). He contributes frequently to publications such as Aperture, Photoworks, Tate, and Source, and is the co-editor of the art magazine PA. Campany teaches at the University of Westminster, London.