Walker Evans audio interview and film (J P Getty Museum)

Walker Evans is one of the most distinguished and influential photographers of the last century. Someone whose work casts a long shadow well into the 21st century.

Despite a number of recent books such as Walker's Way: My Years with Walker Evans and Walker Evans: A Biography - which hint at a less than perfect private life, to me at least, this makes his work that much more interesting in that they say something about the man as well as his work.

The flaws in his character are important, as they are for most artists, in that they define and illuminate their attitude to the environment around them, including the people and the circumstances which helped inform the creation of their work.

Recently, while looking for some images of Walker Evans polaroid photography for my sister site The 5 Minutes Photography project - I came across this 4 minute 37 second
Walker Evans Real Media interview
on the J Paul Getty Museum site.

This Real Video clip comes complete with video footage of the man and accompanying photographs of his work.
Although I hadn't heard his voice before, there's something quite fascinating about not only WHAT he says about his work but also HOW he says it.
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