Wednesday, July 1, 2015

For Future Generations

Window Seat, Asheville, NC  -  2015
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Long time visitors to this site know that I am a big fan of the photography of Walker Evans (1903-1975). In his documentary work for the Farm Security Administration in the early 1930s, he seemed to demonstrate a knack for knowing what subjects would be interesting to future generations of viewers. I'm sure that many of his photos seemed mundane, and maybe even boring to his contemporary viewers, but they are so fascinating to look at all these years later. Evans preserved little slices of contemporary life that give us a glimpse of an era of history that is so different from ours, and yet we still see many similarities because people are just people in any era. I hope that decades from now some of my photos will hold the same interest to some future viewers.

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