David Campany: Working with the Walker Evans Archive
May 13 2015, 2:00 pm
London College of Communication, Main Lecture Theatre, London, SE1 6SB
The 2015 Moose on the Loose Photography Lecture
David Campany’s book Walker Evans: the Magazine Work was published by Steidl in 2014.
The career of Walker Evans stretched from 1928 to 1975, perhaps the most important period in the history of photography. In the 1920s the medium asserted its modern significance, spreading to every corner of culture via the growing illustrated press, becoming an art both popular and avant-garde. In the early 1970s, as the power of the illustrated press began to wane, photography secured its place in the museum and gallery. Evans was first published in the American cultural journals of the late 1920s and 30s. After the war he worked for Fortune for twenty years. He also published in Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Sports Illustrated, Flair, Mademoiselle, Architectural Forum and Life, among others. Where possible he set his own assignments, did his own editing and design, and supplied the accompanying words. A brilliant and idiosyncratic writer, he also penned appreciations of photographers and painters he admired, and wrote reviews for Time magazine and The New York Times. (Extract from Walker Evans: the Magazine Work, 2014).
Dr David Campany is a writer, curator and artist, working mainly with photography. Publications include: The Open Road: photographic road trips in America (2014) Gasoline (2013), Jeff Wall: Picture for Women (2010), Photography and Cinema(2008) and Art and Photography (2003). He teaches at the University of Westminster.
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