Walker Evans the Brooklyn Bridge
With an introduction by Leslie George Katz and the poem "To Brooklyn Bridge" by Hart Crane.
The portfolio comes in a handmade cloth box and includes nine hand-pulled gravures of images made during 1928 and 1929. Text pages are letterpress.
In an age where the "vintage print" has all but stopped the full realization of important, past photographic works, the Eakins Press Foundation has brought to fulfillment one of the earliest projects of America's most important photographer. The nine photographs of Walker Evans the Brooklyn Bridge have been scrupulously reproduced in hand-gravure by the renowned printer Jon Goodman. With this portfolio, the quality of the final print has at last reached a level worthy of the grandeur of Evans' vision and the timeless symbol of the Brooklyn Bridge. Each of the nine photographs in this portfolio is an architectural detail reinforcing the integrity of the whole. They dwell with Crane's eloquence in the mind of the viewer to form a kind of prayer. Together, Crane's words and Evans' photographs form a relationship that joins the two mediums in a pure and distinctive metaphor of appreciation that is worthy of both.
–excerpt from essay by Leslie George Katz from the portfolio.