Walker Evans: A Gallery of Postcards
Essay by Jeff L. Rosenheim
Scrupulous, tritone, dry-trap reproductions of eight original works by Walker Evans from the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Also included is an elucidating essay by Jeff L. Rosenheim, curator of the grand exhibition WALKER EVANS, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2000.
The eight postcards that make up A Gallery of Postcards were originally produced by Walker Evans in 1936 by contact printing sections of his 8 x 10 inch negatives onto the smaller Kodak gelatin silver postcard stock. "Like a poet refining an idea word by word, Evans often clarified and intensified the meanings of his pictures by trimming his prints just slightly to present the leanest possible image. With the postcards he took that impulse to another level. Evans was a master of the edge and one of the mediums greatest precisionists."
–Jeff L. Rosenheim, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.