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Walker Evans and James Agee

80 years ago Let Us Now Praise Famous Men was published.  To commemorate the anniversary of this text by Knoxville-born author, James Agee, we are exhibiting photographs by Walker Evans from the Ewing Gallery permanent collection that accompany that text.

Walker Evans’ photographs made for James Agee’s classic work, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, served as the culmination of Evans’ talents as well as the realistic portrayal of the conditions of the American tenant farmer during the 1930s. Walker Evans’ images revolutionized the standards of documentary photography.

This exhibition includes 50 framed photographs printed by the Library of Congress from Evans’ original negatives.

Friday, August 20, 2021 at 11:00am to 6:00pm

Downtown Gallery
106 S. Gay Street, Knoxville TN 37902

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