Material History of American Religion Project

Picturing Faith: Religious America in Government Photography, 1935 - 1943

Negroes' Church
Walker Evans
1936
South Carolina

Of all the FSA photographers, Walker Evans was the most hostile to Roy Strykerís goal of creating visual support for the New Deal. Evans saw himself as an artist, not a producer of propaganda. Although he did not last long as an FSA photographer, his images are some of the most striking in the collection.

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