American, 1903–1975. Walker Evans was attributed to capturing the essence of American history in his photographs like no other. Best known for his 1938 monograph American Photographs, Evans mastered the portrayal of American living through his iconographic subjects of streets, churches, factories, and New York City commuters. He captured his stories through the discrete use of his 35mm Contax camera and towards the later years of his career, started experimenting with the color Polaroid SX-70. His black and white images documented the impact of the Great Depression and influenced many generations of photographers like Robert Frank and Sherrie Levine.