A letter to my scars:
You are no secret, and you are out in the open for all to see. As a teenager, it has been a long and tiring journey learning to love and accept you for all you are. Now, being almost two years since I have known you, I have come to be proud of these you for you have become a part of who I am. Without your presence, I would be a very different person. You are representative of what I have gone through and who I have flourished into because of you. So thank you, scars, for I have found serendipity in the havoc you brought have me.
Born: November 3, 1903
Died: April 10, 1975
Walker Evans is known for his work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) during the Great Depression.
While working for the FSA, he used a large-format 8×10 inch (200 x 250 mm) view camera.
His goal as a photographer was to “make pictures that are literate, authoritative, transcendent.” He is one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Considered the progenitor of the ‘documentary tradition’ in American photography, Evans had the ability to see the present already as the past. He put that knowledge and vision into his art that has made an everlasting impression on our country today. Almost all of his work is shot in black and white. He is best known for his documentary and portrait work throughout the Great Depression.