I think Walker Evans photographs are interesting because it shows the daily yet funny routine of a normal subway ride. I find it interesting because even though these pictures were taking back during the great depression, you still see the same kind of facial expressions today. In the photos you see the passengers are ether sad, frustrated, or trying to ignore others in such a crowded place which you still see today. What I also find interesting is the raw facial expressions shown in the photos. Evans probably wouldn’t have been able to get those kinds of emotions if he never concealed his camera. Even though you see some of the passengers speculating something, they probably would have changed there expression. To me a subway ride is somewhat like a reflection of the current state of the world. During The Great Depression you see most of the riders were gloomy or frustrated just like in today’s modern society.
Professor Sandra Cheng
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