We really are lucky to live in San Francisco! Right now the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is presenting a phenomenal exhibition – showcasing the work of seminal photographer Walker Evans. The exhibition is organized by the Centre Pompidou, Paris, in collaboration with SFMOMA, and this will be its only presentation in the U.S.!
Here’s how the museum describes Walker Evans and his work:
“Over five decades, Evans’s powerful images responded to and reflected the spirit, suffering, and fortitude of a nation. His iconic images of the Great Depression and his postwar photo essays depicting shop window displays, urban architecture, and junked automobiles defined a new documentary style that continues to influence generations of artists.”
This exhibition joins together over 300 breathtaking prints, many of which have never before been exhibited, with nearly 100 documents and objects, including many from the photographer’s personal collection. According to the museum, together they reveal an exceptional eye for the details of everyday life and an essential understanding of twentieth-century America.
The exhibition opened on September 30, and runs through February 4, 2018. For more information on the museum and exhibition, please click here.