Messages Through Images

Messages Through Images

Walker Evans's Images


During the Great Depression, when many Americans were suffering from extreme poverty, Walker Evans, a photographer, took a series of pictures of tenant farmers in Alabama. Many of his images were published in a book written by James Agee, titled Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, a book that tried to inform Americans about the Great Depression.

  • Explore the images.
  • Choose one that seems powerful to you, and write, in a few sentences, the ideas and emotions you find in the photograph.

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