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Art September, 27 2010

Jerry Thompson and Walker Evans: Pictures of People

The Gallery of Hermes (691 Madison Ave, New York, NY) will present Jerry Thompson and Walker Evans: Pictures of People from October 1, 2010. The exhibition strives to connect the two photographers and explore Walker’s influence on Thompson. Thompson worked the streets of New York City in the 70s and 80s, capturing the folks that made the city tick (with an 8×10 camera). Walker Evans, of course, is famed for his FSA photographs of the 1930s.

The exhibition runs through November 27, 2010. Living proof that “street style” photography existed before the internet. (Though there are literally loads of examples of that truth).

A note on the images –

At left: Jerry Thompson, West Broadway near Broome Street, 1979. Gelatin Silver Print, 8 x 10 inches.

At right: Walker Evans, Untitled [Landlord, Hale County, Alabama], 1936. Archival Pigment Print, 25 7/8 x 20 5/8 inches.

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