Color Photographs Shed a Different Light on the Great Depression

Walker Evans’ images of Great Depression-era American families are up there as some of the most captivating and telling photographs of our nation’s history (they are certainly some of my favorite images ever taken). But one criticism that could be made of Mr. Evans’ photography is that his use of black and white film makes the already “depressing” era, even more dismal. Now I know most people at this point would say, “Well that is because color film hadn’t been invented in the late 1930’s when W