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**POSTPONED** The Making of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
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
For more information
- “Let Us Now Praise James Agee,” Humanities magazine, July/Aug 2012
- “Of Poor Farmers and ‘Famous Men’,“ New York Times, 11/26/2011
Photographs – Walker Evans in his own words (4:37):