The Story of a Photograph

The story behind Walker Evans’s iconic photograph of Ellie Mae ...


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John Tytell

John Tytell was born in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1939, shortly before the Nazi invasion forced his family to flee the country. He grew up in New York City, studied at the City College of New York, and worked as a graduate reader at New York University for Leon Edel and Oscar Cargill while completing his doctoral dissertation. He also began teaching at Queens College in 1963 and has been professor of English there since 1937. Mr. Tytell has written Naked Angels, Reading New York, Paradise Outlaws, Ezra Pound, The Living Theatre, and Passionate Lives. He is married and lives in Greenwich Village, New York City.

Photograph:  (c) 2012 Mellon Tytell