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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 Farm Security Administration (FSA) documenting the effects of the Great Depression. Much of Evans' work from the FSA period 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 593,234 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Walker Evans is the 18th most popular journalist (down from 17th in 2019), the 1,896th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,737th in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Journalist.

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  • 57.74

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.38

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.57

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among journalists, Walker Evans ranks 18 out of 127Before him are Dorothea Lange, W. Eugene Smith, Lee Miller, Beate Klarsfeld, Steve McCurry, and W. T. Stead. After him are Endre Ady, Alexander Berkman, Jean-Marie Balestre, Gareth Jones, Aenne Burda, and Margaret Bourke-White.

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Among people born in 1903, Walker Evans ranks 85Before him are Sadegh Hedayat, Joan Robinson, Evelyn Waugh, Werner Best, Charles W. Morris, and Prince Nicholas of Romania. After him are Heinz Reinefarth, Yisrael Kristal, Gregor Piatigorsky, Henry Corbin, Watchman Nee, and Florence Owens Thompson. Among people deceased in 1975, Walker Evans ranks 58Before him are Thornton Wilder, Ivan Maisky, Hans Bellmer, Marguerite Perey, Gunnar Gunnarsson, and Eugen Fink. After him are Joseph Bech, Al Lettieri, Guy Mollet, Per Wahlöö, Franz Six, and Lyubov Orlova.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Walker Evans ranks 1,896 out of 18,182Before him are James B. Donovan (1916), Larry Holmes (1949), Ashton Kutcher (1978), Erle Stanley Gardner (1889), Steven Soderbergh (1963), and William F. Sharpe (1934). After him are Rosanna Arquette (1959), DJ Khaled (1975), Hayden White (1928), Ed Lauter (1938), Michael P. Anderson (1959), and Wild Bill Hickok (1837).

Among JOURNALISTS In United States

Among journalists born in United States, Walker Evans ranks 7Before him are Anna Politkovskaya (1958), John Reed (1887), Dorothea Lange (1895), W. Eugene Smith (1918), Lee Miller (1907), and Steve McCurry (1950). After him are Margaret Bourke-White (1904), Charles Dow (1851), Eddie Adams (1933), Edgar Snow (1905), Joe Rosenthal (1911), and Marie Colvin (1956).