Walker Evans

1903 - 1975

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Walker Evans (November 3, 1903 – April 10, 1975) was an American photographer and photojournalist best known for his work for the Resettlement Administration and the Farm Security Administration (FSA) documenting the effects of the Great Depression. Much of Evans' New Deal work uses the large format, 8 × 10-inch (200×250 mm) view camera. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walker Evans has received more than 622,686 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Walker Evans is the 31st most popular journalist (down from 19th in 2019), the 2,334th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,895th in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Journalist.

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  • 29

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  • 2.86

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Among journalists, Walker Evans ranks 31 out of 196Before him are Edgar Snow, Marcelo H. del Pilar, W. T. Stead, Charles Dow, Diana Nyad, and Steve McCurry. After him are Christopher Hitchens, Kevin Carter, Marcel Bezençon, Margaret Bourke-White, Joe Rosenthal, and François Mignet.

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Among people born in 1903, Walker Evans ranks 93Before him are Mikhail Kalatozov, Silvina Ocampo, Otto Abetz, Lou Gehrig, Aleksei N. Leontiev, and Anny Ondra. After him are Rudolf Serkin, Watchman Nee, Nikos Zachariadis, Georges Politzer, Alice Herz-Sommer, and Cornell Woolrich. Among people deceased in 1975, Walker Evans ranks 67Before him are Eugen Fink, Fredric March, George Stevens, Hans Bellmer, Ivan Maisky, and Per Wahlöö. After him are Hans Swarowsky, Hiroshi Ōshima, Pascoal Ranieri Mazzilli, Annette Kellermann, Nihal Atsız, and Lennart Skoglund.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Walker Evans ranks 2,334 out of 20,380Before him are Hank Aaron (1934), John Adams (1947), Henry H. Arnold (1886), Clifford Odets (1906), Jim Hines (1946), and Anne Sexton (1928). After him are Irving Penn (1917), Jerome Powell (1953), Robert Ballard (1942), William F. Sharpe (1934), Justin Timberlake (1981), and William Moulton Marston (1893).

Among JOURNALISTS In United States

Among journalists born in United States, Walker Evans ranks 11Before him are Lee Miller (1907), Tucker Carlson (1969), Edgar Snow (1905), Charles Dow (1851), Diana Nyad (1949), and Steve McCurry (1950). After him are Margaret Bourke-White (1904), Joe Rosenthal (1911), Eddie Adams (1933), Eve Arnold (1912), Edward R. Murrow (1908), and Marie Colvin (1956).