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 513,484 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Walker Evans is the 17th most popular journalist (up from 22nd in 2019), the 1,738th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,035th in 2019) and the 5th most popular American Journalist.

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Among journalists, Walker Evans ranks 17 out of 129Before him are Julian Assange, Anna Politkovskaya, Beate Klarsfeld, W. T. Stead, Lee Miller, and Jean-Marie Balestre. After him are Alexander Berkman, David Seymour, Jeremy Clarkson, Endre Ady, Charles Dow, and W. Eugene Smith.

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Among people born in 1903, Walker Evans ranks 76Before him are Haldan Keffer Hartline, George Davis Snell, Maria Reiche, Yevgeny Mravinsky, Evelyn Waugh, and Vladimir Bartol. After him are Sadegh Hedayat, Henry Corbin, Alice Herz-Sommer, Silvina Ocampo, Benjamin Spock, and Johannes Heesters. Among people deceased in 1975, Walker Evans ranks 56Before him are Rex Stout, Gunnar Gunnarsson, George Stevens, Ivan Maisky, Georg Ots, and Fredric March. After him are William A. Wellman, Carlo Levi, Joseph Bech, Per Wahlöö, Hans Bellmer, and Elijah Muhammad.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Walker Evans ranks 1,738 out of 15,968Before him are Thomas J. Sargent (1943), LeBron James (1984), Tom Skerritt (1933), Madeleine Stowe (1958), Kevin A. Lynch (1918), and John Frankenheimer (1930). After him are Patricia Neal (1926), Wayne Dyer (1940), Martin Gardner (1914), Robert Smithson (1938), Jennifer Garner (1972), and Cy Twombly (1928).

Among JOURNALISTS In United States

Among journalists born in United States, Walker Evans ranks 5Before him are Dorothea Lange (1895), John Reed (1887), Anna Politkovskaya (1958), and Lee Miller (1907). After him are Charles Dow (1851), W. Eugene Smith (1918), Steve McCurry (1950), Eddie Adams (1933), Joe Rosenthal (1911), Edgar Snow (1905), and Margaret Bourke-White (1904).