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John T. Hill

John T. Hill was Evans’ colleague at Yale and executor of the Walker Evans Estate. In this text Hill explores a little-known lecture given by Evans at Yale University in 1964, which Evans called his aesthetic autobiography. He entitled the lecture “Lyric Documentary,” defining the title by a series of surprising and unpredictable examples, both visual and verbal. Hill also discusses Evans’ preference for books over exhibitions as a format for presenting his work. Evans was keenly interested in the printing technologies of his time, hunting for the optimum translation of his images into ink and paper. Using current digital technology, Hill and Sven Martson, one of Evans’ printers and friend, have pursued this same goal for the past four years.

Books by John T. Hill
Walker Evans: Lyric Documentary
Other artists