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Walker Evans, 1957
Walker Evans, 1957
Walker Evans portrays caddies from the Pinehurst Golf Course of North Carolina in this photograph published in Fortune's October 1957 issue.

Evans' most famous work comes from another trip he took down South. In the summer of 1936 Evans accompanied prolific Fortune writer James Agee to Hale County, Ala., on a mission to bring the lives of Depression-era sharecroppers to the magazine's pages. Though the pair's two-month trip did not materialize into a Fortune article, their work on that journey turned into their critically acclaimed book, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, first released in 1941.

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