Aperture Masters of Photography

Walker Evans - aperture masters of photography

blogEntryTopperAperture has recently published an update to it’s 1990s masters of photography, Walker Evans book. I must say that it would make an excellent primer for the young photographer. If the book I mentioned on an earlier blog here is too expensive then this should fit the bill.



This hardcover book is about 8 inches square and has an introductory essay and excellent commentary by David Campany on the photos featured. All photos are printed one to a page on the right hand side with commentary on the left page - a simple elegant design.


The book shows work by Evans from as early as 1929 to as late as 1973/74 the late work being in colour and made with a polaroid SX-70 camera.


What is very impressive with this new publication is the quality of the printing. In beautiful duotone, this is about the best I have ever seen Evans work reproduced. When you consider that the book retails for about €16 this would make a handsome addition to any photography students library.



Book details here