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

gelatin silver photograph
49.5 × 39.7 cm (image) 50.5 × 40.8 cm (sheet)
Place/s of Execution
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Accession Number
International Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1975
© Library of Congress, FSA Collection
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Daryl and Anne Whinney
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