Paul Dang AcaDec – 5 th C. Chapman. Negro Barbershop Interior, Atlanta, Walker Evans, 1936. Walker Evans.
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AcaDec – 5th
Evans’ capture of this deserted scene brings to mind a “feel” of the environment where African Americans would get their hair cut. “Clutter,” “messy,” “poor” are some words that come to mind, yet there is also a hint of energy in the air. The rough conditions of the chairs, the raggedy newspapers for wallpaper, the weathered mirrors.. All contribute to the “we’re doing all we can with what we have” attitude. Though the conditions weren’t top of the line, everything is brought to the best of it’s ability so the owners can get through the day.