Construction Worker

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Construction Worker

United States, 1935
Photographs
Gelatin-silver print
Unframed: 8 3/4 x 7 1/4 in. (22.23 x 18.42 cm)
Gift of Ruthe and Philip Feldman (M.81.294.5)
Not currently on public view

Curator Notes

The construction worker's unwavering gaze and the position of the camera at eye level imply his active participation and equitable relationship with the photographer....
The construction worker's unwavering gaze and the position of the camera at eye level imply his active participation and equitable relationship with the photographer. Walker Evans has widened the aperture to bring the subject into focus while blurring the background. The subject's expression is one of openness, and his direct eye contact implies honesty and industriousness.
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