Book# 35467

Evans, Walker

Many Are Called. Introduction by James Agee.

Ort   Boston
Verlag   Houghton Mifflin Company & Riverside Press
Jahr   1966
Auflage   first edition
Einband   white-printed black boards, black-and-white dust jacket
Illustration, Ausstattung   b&w photographs
Medium   Buch

 

Text engl. - Illustrated with more than 150 reproductions of Evans's photographs of New York City subway riders. „Between 1936 and 1941 Walker Evans and James Agee collaborated on one of the most provocative books in American literature, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941). While at work on this book, the two also conceived another less well known but equally important publication entitled Many Are Called. This three-year photographic study of subway passengers made with a hidden camera was first published in 1966, with an introduction written by Agee in 1940. Many Are Called came to fruition at a slow pace. In early 1938, Walker Evans began surreptitiously photographing people on the New York City subway. With his camera hidden in his coat - the lens peeking through the opening between buttons - he captured the faces of riders hurtling through the dark tunnels, wrapped in their own private thoughts. By February 1941, Evans had made over six hundred photographs and had begun to edit the series. The book remained unpublished, however, until 1966 when The Museum of Modern Art mounted an exhibition of Evans's subway portraits.“ (Blackwell Online, 07.2006).
Auct. cat. Swann Galleries, New York, 18.05.2006 (sale 2080, lot 360): Estimate 200-300 $ (light edgewear). - Auct. cat. Swann Photographic Litertaure & Photographs, sale 2166, lot 83, New York, NY, 12 Dec. 2008, estimate: 600-900 $. - Auction cat. Swann’s NYC sale 2199, lot 51, Dec. 8, 2009: 400-600 $ (estimate; head of spine perished, other edges worn with creases and small tears; with the errrata slip bound in).
Photographie 20. Jahrh. Monographie Photojournalismus, photojournalism USA, New York Agee, James 

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