Graphic Interlude
Unstable states, mutable conditions

Par Walker Evans, Carol M. Highsmith, Fergus Fields, Samuel J. Beckett, Thomas C. Roche, Alexander Gardner et John Collet
Publication en ligne le 10 janvier 2017


This graphic interlude features a selection of photographs which can illustrate the topic of this issue: “Unstable states, mutable conditions”.

Cet interlude iconographique comporte une sélection de photographies illustrant à leur manière le thème de ce numéro: « États instables, conditions en mutation ».


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Fergus Fields (American), Two-step step step, from the series Underground Around The World, 2011 (© the photographer)










Carol M. Highsmith, Abandoned cabin near the ghost town of Cima in the Mojave National Preserve in California, 2012. Source: The Library of Congress.


Carol M. Highsmith, An abandoned movie theater in Sierra Blanca, made a virtual ghost town when the interstate highway bypassed it in Hudspeth County, Texas, 2014. Source: The Library of Congress.


Walker Evans, Circus poster. Alabama, 1935. Source: The Library of Congress.


The Detroit Publishing Company, Whitby, the Abbey, Yorkshire, England, ca 1890-1900 (Photochrom print, 1905). Source: The Library of Congress.


Samuel Joshua Beckett, [Loie Fuller Dancing], c. 1900 (Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, source)










Thomas C. Roche and Alexander Gardner, Ruins in Carey Street, Richmond (1865). Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York).


Published by Carington Bowles  after: John Collet , “A Morning Frolic, or the Transmutation of Sexes” (c. 1780). Source: British Museum (London). Note: the book open on the floor is inscribed 'Ovid's Metamorphoses done into English'. ©Trustees of the British Museum.


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Par Walker Evans, Carol M. Highsmith, Fergus Fields, Samuel J. Beckett, Thomas C. Roche, Alexander Gardner et John Collet, «Graphic Interlude», Angles: New Perspectives on the Anglophone World [En ligne], Unstable states, mutable conditions, The journal, Unstable states, mutable conditions, mis à jour le : 20/02/2017, URL :

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Walker Evans was an American photojournalist who notably documented the Great Depression for the Farm Security Administration.

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