Uncomfortably Beautiful

WALKER EVANS IN NEW YORK

More than eighty of Walker Evans’s iconic black-and-white photographs of Southern sharecroppers and Northern industrial towns-taken under the auspices of the Farm Security Administration in 1935-36-are on display at the UBS Gallery in Manhattan through November 9. The exhibit is noteworthy in its subject matter and its artistry. By incorporating digital techniques that allow for crisp ink-jet prints and previously unattainable...

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Patrick Jordan is a former managing editor of Commonweal.