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Walker Evans

Men Eating Lunch on Steps, New York

(St. Louis, Missouri, 1903 - 1975)

1929-1930

Gelatin silver print

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. Blake McDowell, Jr.

1980.29

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Influenced by Atget, Evans’s early New York scenes focus not on the city’s grandeur but instead on ordinary people and activities. The informality and stop-action nature of this snapshot-like image suggest the city’s hectic pace and helped lay a foundation for later “street photographers” such as Lee Friedlander and Garry Winogrand.

Keywords
Food
Male
United States
Documentary
Black and White
Gelatin Silver