Tuesday, 5 April 2011

"The photographs are not illustrative. They, and the text, are coequal, mutually independent, and fully collaborative."

Agee (and Walker Evans), Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

Seventy-five years ago, a photographer and a writer, an economic recession and a government grant to document people going about their lives. I'll stop there for now--too dangerous to start to untangle the rest of it; I wouldn't know where to stop.

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