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The Making of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

May 6, 2020
7:00 pm


St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

Middlebury professor Tim Spears looks at the 1941 publication of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Depicting the lives of southern sharecroppers, writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans resisted journalistic conventions to produce a book that raises important questions about the nature of documentary work and art.

Partner: Middlebury College and the Mellon Foundation

Series Underwriter: St. Johnsbury Academy

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Photographs – Walker Evans in his own words (4:37):

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Robert Joly
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St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
1171 Main St
St Johnsbury, VT 05819 United States
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