Allie Mae Burroughs, Wife of a Cotton Sharecropper, Hale County, Alabama, a 1936 photograph taken by
Walker Evans during his work for the
Farm Security Administration. Much of Evans's work documenting the effects of the
Great Depression, including this photograph, used a
large-format, 8x10-inch camera. Evans described his goal as making pictures that are "literate, authoritative, transcendent".
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