Hale County, Alabama by Walker Evans (1936)

The photograph titled “Hale County, Alabama” was taken by artist Walker Evans in the year 1936. The image features a woman directly facing the camera with a neutral expression on her face. Her hair is pulled back tightly, accentuating her strong facial features, such as her pronounced cheekbones and the linear quality of her nose and mouth. She is wearing a printed blouse with a small, repeated pattern. The background is a simple, weathered wooden exterior that gives a rustic feel to the portrait. There is a sense of stark reality and perhaps resilience or weariness in her appearance, which is typical of the documentary style that Evans is known for, especially during the era of the Great Depression in the United States.

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