You are not logged in.

Walker Evans: documentary detachment, narrative sequences and telling juxtapositions

Pound, Patrick 2016, Walker Evans: documentary detachment, narrative sequences and telling juxtapositions, in Walker Evans: Reading the Magazine Work - an International Symposium, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy , Vic..

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Walker Evans: documentary detachment, narrative sequences and telling juxtapositions
Author(s) Pound, Patrick
Conference name Walker Evans: Reading the Magazine Work. International Symposium (2016: Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 7 Oct. 2016
Title of proceedings Walker Evans: Reading the Magazine Work - an International Symposium
Publication date 2016
Publisher Centre for Contemporary Photography
Place of publication Fitzroy , Vic.
Summary This paper will re-examine the long established position of Evans as the quintessential detached documentary style photographer. I propose that is only part of the story. Evans was the inventor of the clinically detached and knowing ‘documentary style’. However, we will see that his magazine portfolios and his portfolios in book form; function quite differently. I will argue they employ a surprisingly engaged pictorial narrative form that echoes his personal scrapbook arrangements of magazine cuttings, and international magazine tropes of the time. Evans arranges his otherwise detached documents in satirical juxtapositions and telling sequences. I will argue that the Vitruvius of the vernacular is after all, also an engaged and engaging storyteller.
Language eng
Field of Research 190502 Fine Arts (incl Sculpture and Painting)
190503 Lens-Based Practice
Socio Economic Objective 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
HERDC Research category EN Other conference paper
ERA Research output type X Not reportable
Copyright notice ©2016, Centre for Contemporary Photography
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30086503

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 31 Abstract Views, 0 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Wed, 05 Oct 2016, 21:29:25 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.