Union Station, KC
"Yet despite its so-called transparency, Evans’s classic style of the ’30s is only as passive as the manner of the interrogator who lets silence do his work. It is, again, inquisitional. By declining to beautify or dramatize, each of Evans’s best photographs forces its subject to speak for itself, even to talk too much, until its vulgarity, pathos, tawdriness, hysteria–whatever its essential qualities are begin to yell from the page."
Photographs (in order): Interior Detail of a Portuguese House (1930), by Walker Evans; Rough Study for a Double Portrait (2009) by Lucas Blalock; No Vacancy (2012) by Lucas Blalock; Gothic Gate Cottage near Poughkeepsie (1931) by Walker Evans.