Analysis Of Walker Evans's 'Bud Fields And His Family'

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Bud Fields and his family, Hale County, Alabama,Summer 1936 The distinguished photographer Walker Evans wanted to portray the impoverishment of people living in rural America in his photograph of Bud Fields and his family. The clothes are dirty and appear worn out. They represent the lack of money and resources available during that time. No one is wearing shoes except for the matriarch which shows that the family respected their elders and took care of them. The family appears to be melancholy and no one is smiling except for the little boy which is too young to understand what is actually taking place. Their posture represents tiredness and lack of energy, since the poverty level was so high at that time, you need to be driven and have
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