James Agee and Walker Evans

106 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
106 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 673-0802
  • Date(s): June 9, 2021 to July 30, 2021
  • Event Times: Wednesday - Friday 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM, and Saturday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Price: Free

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80 years ago Let Us Now Praise Famous Men was published. To commemorate the anniversary of this text by Knoxville-born author, James Agee, we are exhibiting photographs by Walker Evans from the Ewing Gallery permanent collection that accompany that text.

Walker Evans’ photographs made for James Agee’s classic work, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, served as the culmination of Evans’ talents as well as the realistic portrayal of the conditions of the American tenant farmer during the 1930s. Walker Evans’ images revolutionized the standards of documentary photography.

This exhibition includes 50 framed photographs printed by the Library of Congress from Evans’ original negatives.

James Agee and Walker Evans