WALKER EVANS AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHS, 1st/1st, MOMA Photography 1938 RARE Ltd Ed
WALKER EVANS AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHS by Walker Evans, First Edition / First Printing; MOMA 1938 — Very Rare Limited Edition
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art, New York (1938) One of only 5000 copies; Very rare!
First edition, first printing copy (one of 5000 printed), of "Walker Evans American Photographs" from 1938. Original ribbed black cloth with printed paper spine label. The boards and binding are solid and tight save for small chipping to spine ends, two spots of wear along spine borders, and slightly rubbed corners. The pages are crisp and clean save for light toning to second blank page. A very rare first edition issue based on the iconic Museum of Modern Art Exhibition of Evans' work — with only 5000 copies issued.
Walker Evans (November 3, 1903 – April 10, 1975) was an American photographer and photojournalist best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) documenting the effects of the Great Depression.
In 1935, Evans spent two months at first on a fixed-term photographic campaign for the Resettlement Administration (RA) in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. From October on, he continued to do photographic work for the RA and later the Farm Security Administration (FSA), primarily in the Southern United States.
Evans continued to work for the FSA until 1938. That year, an exhibition, Walker Evans: American Photographs, was held at The Museum of Modern Art,
New York. This was the first exhibition in the museum devoted to the
work of a single photographer.
The above book for sale is an original first edition, first printing from that exhibition.