"Most if not all photographers are voyeurs, of course, and often their relentless curiosity is combined with a certain reticence - a mix of shyness, reserve, and maybe a nagging sense of their profession’s intrusiveness. Evans, whatever his personal limitations may have been, had an unimpeachably democratic eye, which blithely ignored hierarchies of class and race in its search for an aristocracy of pure style."
— Luc Sante, Foreword to Many Are Called.

"Most if not all photographers are voyeurs, of course, and often their relentless curiosity is combined with a certain reticence - a mix of shyness, reserve, and maybe a nagging sense of their profession’s intrusiveness. Evans, whatever his personal limitations may have been, had an unimpeachably democratic eye, which blithely ignored hierarchies of class and race in its search for an aristocracy of pure style."

Luc Sante, Foreword to Many Are Called.

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