Bibliographical References: See Keller, Walker Evans, The Getty Museum Collection, page 85, for a variant of this image.
Condition: In fine condition.
Book ID: 28295
DescriptionOriginal silver print, 22.9 x 14.3 cm. Stamp of the Lunn Archive stamp on the verso: “Walker Evans / XVIII 6," with a title and numeric notation in pencil, in an unknown hand.
CommentsIn 1933 Evans was commissioned by publisher J. B. Lippincott to make photographic illustrations for Carlton's Beals' The Crime of Cuba, an exposé of the brutal Machado regime and an indictment of the American political practices in the country. Evans took more than 400 photographs during his month-long sojourn and scholars have written that the experience in Cuba was an important moment in the refinement of Evans' style. Only 30 of the photographs were used in The Crime of Cuba. For more about Evans’ photographs and tour of Cuba, see Walker Evans Cuba (Los Angeles; J. Paul Getty Museum, 2001); and Walker Evans, The Getty Museum Collection, page 85.