Speaker: Belinda Rathbone
Lecture in English
Walker Evans defined good photograph as literate, authoritative and transcendent. Evans, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, is considered a referent in photojournalism. The eloquence of his work, his attention to detail in the shots he created, made him one of the great names of photography.
Walker Evans’ work was the focus of Belinda Rathbone’s lecture entitled Stare, Pry, Listen, Eavesdrop: The Candid Camera of Walker Evans. Rathbone is the author of an extensive biography on Walker Evans and numerous texts on the subject of photography, such as the one she wrote for the American Dreams exhibition at the Reina Sofía Art Centre, Madrid, in 1987. She has also curated photography exhibitions at various museums and institutions.
Organized with Universidad de Málaga, this lecture was part of the programme of activities related to the exhibition On the Human Being. International Photography 1900-1950.