'Walker Evans: Depth of Field'. The Retrospective. On view in Bottrop, Germany, September 27, 2015 through January 10, 2016.
The Josef Albers Museum Quadrat in Bottrop, Germany, is proud to present the first retrospective of this outstanding photographer’s Œuvre (1903–1975) since the great exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in 1971 and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2000. It is also the first Walker Evans exhibition of this scope to be launched in Europe.
The exhibition will show around 180 photographs in vintage or lifetime prints hailing from some of the most important photographic collections in the United States, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum, and from important private collections in the United States and in Europe.
It will thus include exceptional examples from all major groups of works by Walker Evans. The iconic photographs for the Farm Security Administration (1935–1936), or Cuba (1933), Many Are Called (1938–41), and Fortune magazine as well as Evans’s late Polaroid portraits illustrate the way in which he systematically addressed his themes over several decades using the latest technical means available.
An extensive catalog, 'Walker Evans: Tiefenschärfe/Depth of Field', edited by John T. Hill and Heinz Liesbrock will be published by Prestel Verlag. Texts by John T. Hill, Heinz Liesbrock, Jerry L. Thompson, Alan Trachtenberg, and Thomas Weski. 400 pages, 240 images, hardcover with dust jacket.
For more information please visit Josef Albers Museum