Will Brown circa 1973

Will Brown circa 1973

Photo by Emily Brown

 

"The photographs evoke Walker Evans and Eugène Atget, two photographers Mr. Brown admired. Mr. Brown channels the sense of a time receded into the distant past, although the images were made in the 1970s. To the contemporary eye, they appear to have been made much earlier, although the style of automobiles occasionally breaks the illusion.

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When asked what it’s like to be appreciated so late in life, Mr. Brown turned philosophical, which was a departure from most of the interview. 'I think, sometimes,' he said, 'that it’s better to have had this kind of acclaim at the end of your life, because you don’t have to have these peaks and then the valleys, which often happen after you have success.'

'I’m having a lot of fun with it so far.'"