This is the start of a brand new weekly post titled "book wishlist". think of it like a liz book club. i will be posting about both books that i wish i had and books that i have seen or own that i think are important. I will laways include a link to where the book can be purchased. It may often be amazon, abe books, the strand online, photoeye, aperture or icp.
Today's post is about Walker Evans and the Picture Postcard (Steidl & Partners, 2009). Did you know Walker collected postcards on his many travels? Even long before his photography became part of his professional life, he was building quite the inventory of the travel cards.
In the end he accumulated over 9000 cards. There was an exhibition at the Met last year highlighting some of the most interesting.
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