Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

 

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Walker Evans’ artistic documentary photography is re-drawn as theatrical sets on the computer. Specifically of the Burroughs family, Evans’ portraits are often considered to be quintessential examples of social documentary, but my deeper investigation revealed an understanding that many of these photographs are staged. My images place the audience in a ‘once removed’ position, a Brechtian ‘verfremdungseffekt’, in order to produce an analytical position rather than propagate constructed empathy.

 

 

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