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Photographer's window display, Birmingham, Alabama
1936; (c. printed 1975)

gelatin silver photograph
49.5 × 39.7 cm (image) 50.5 × 40.8 cm (sheet)
Accession Number
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1975
© Library of Congress, FSA Collection
Gallery location
Not on display
‘Valid photography, like humour, seems to be too serious a matter to talk about seriously. If in a note, it can’t be defined weightily, what it is not can be stated with utmost finality … It is not cute cats, nor touchdowns, nor nudes; motherhood; arrangements of manufacturers’ products. Under no circumstances is it anything ever anywhere near a beach. In short it is not a lie – a cliché – somebody else’s idea. It is prime vision combined with quality of feeling, no less.’ Walker Evans, 1956