David Campany
Walker Evans: The Magazine Work

MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow
Lipowa 4, Krakow
15.05 - 15.06.2014
David Campany   Walker Evans: The Magazine Work
Walker Evans, The Auto Junkyard, Fortune, April 1962. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Walker Evans: The Magazine Work is a project devoted to the less well-known side of the work of one of the 20th century’s most important photographers. In the exhibition, David Campany analyses the work done by Evans both for small avant-garde magazines and for renowned publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Architectural Forum, Life and Fortune.

In many cases, he not only took the photographs but also wrote the accompanying text, as well as selecting the photos to be printed and designing their page layout. Walker Evans’s photographic essays are testimony to the way he worked and earned a living, how he connected with audiences who would never go to a museum or art gallery, and at the same time how he protected his independence in these kinds of project. Campany’s project is an original study of the artist’s biography, as well as an example of an alternative method of pursing history of art by using a visual narrative.


David Campany writes, curates exhibitions, makes art, and teaches at the University of Westminster. His latest books are Gasoline (MACK, 2013) and Walker Evans: The Magazine Work (Steidl, 2014).


Vernissage: 15.05, 6 PM
Exhibition open: 16.05–15.06
Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow, ul. Lipowa 4

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