Walker Evans Biography 

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1903, photographer Walker Evans took up photography in 1928. Walker Evans is best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration documenting the effects of the Great Depression. Much of Walker Evans' photography from the FSA period uses the large-format, 8x10-inch camera. Walker Evans said that his goal as a photographer was to make pictures that are "literate, authoritative, transcendent". Walker Evan’s photos are featured in the permanent collections of museums, and have been the subject of retrospectives at such institutions as The Metropolitan Museum of Art.