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WALKER EVANS

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WALKER EVANS

Many Are Called. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company and Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1966. Quarto (217 x 177mm). 89 black and white photographs. Original black cloth, original dust-jacket (corners rubbed, a few short tears and shallow creases).

FIRST EDITION of Evans's series of surreptitious portraits, taken during the late 30s and early 40s. 'The guard is down and the mask is off... even more than when in lone bedrooms (where there are mirrors). People's faces are in naked repose down in the subway' (Evans, quoted in 101 Books). 101 Books, pp.180-81; The Open Book, pp.218-19; The Photobook, vol. I, p.253 ('REMARKABLY VIBRANT AND SYMPATHETIC'); Regards à travers le livre 136 ('a remarkable series of anonymous portraits of passengers').
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