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Walker Evans/Artist


Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts. 229 more words

Favorite Things

10. Robert Coles, Doing Documentary Work

I’ve had Robert Coles’s Doing Documentary Work on my bookshelf for quite some time. I bought it because of the title, but I’d never made time to read it. 2,729 more words


Found in the LOC: 15 Walker Evans 'Praise' Shots

Building off Tuesday’s post on James Agee, today’s Found in the LOC features 15 Walker Evans images taken for the men’s mutual project, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men… 649 more words


Clear and Present Dangers……James Agee

“Isn’t every human being both a scientist and an artist; and in writing of human experience, isn’t there a good deal to be said for recognizing that fact and for using both methods?”

― James Agee

Clear And Present Dangers

Let Us Now Praise James Agee

Late author James Agee is regarded today as one of American literature’s most incisive, insightful, and innovative writers. It wasn’t so while he was alive. He was respected enough, sure: His book and film reviews for… 714 more words


Sure on this shining night

Sure on this shining night

Sure on this shining night
not a shadow not a sound
and love lies west of me
as the earth tips into winter… 62 more words


James Agee--"Enter the Ford: lost chapters from A Death in the Family" (Harper's, December 2007)

SOUNDTRACK: JESSE BOYKINS III-“4 U 2 B Free” (Field Recordings, October 8, 2014).

This Field Recording [Jesse Boykins III Breaks It Down] starts with a lot of ambient noise–a giant overhead fan–which I thought might be an interesting component to the song.  1,114 more words