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Walker Evans (1903-1975) is best know for his photography for the Farm Security Administration. Walker Evans was born on November 3, 1903 in St. Louis, Missouri, and began taking photographs in 1928. During the Great Depression Walker Evans worked for the FSA documenting the hardships and poverty of the era, focusing on the rural south. Walker Evans died April 10, 1975.