Published: October 26, 2004
Howard Greenberg Gallery will present “Walker Evans and His Early Circle,” featuring vintage work by Evans and selected contemporaries from the late 1920s through 1930s October 29-December 4.
The photographers represented are Berenice Abbott, Helen Levitt, Peter Sekaer, Ben Shahn and Ralph Steiner.
In the late 1920s, Evans began his self-education in the art and craft of photography; he was both lucky and wise in developing friendships with capable teachers who were generous with the criticism, equipment and techniques. In retrospect, the roster of those sharing ideas and experiences now seems long and farsighted.
On the eve of Evan’s centennial, “Walker Evans and His Early Circle” will present works illustrating the now historically important common thread connecting this group of celebrated photographers. This short but fertile period dramatically affected the future of Twentieth Century photography by defining the aesthetics of social documentary and the veracity of their vision.
For information 212-334-0010, or www.howardgreenberg.com.
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