Size: Sound recording: 2 Sound tape reels, 5 in.; 46 Pages, Transcript
Format: Originally recorded as 2 audio reels. Duration is 2 hr., 33 min.
Summary: Interview with Walker Evans conducted 1971 Oct. 13-Dec. 23, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Evans discusses his early life and education; his early desire to become a writer; living for two years in Paris; teaching himself photography; taking pictures for the Farm Security Administration; his later work with FORTUNE and TIME magazines; photographing celebrities; his "Subway" series; teaching at Yale; influences on his work. He recalls Lincoln Kirstein, Roy Stryker and Ben Shahn.