The Story of a Photograph

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


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Steven Biel

Steven Biel is executive director of the Mahindra Humanities Center and senior lecturer on history and literature at Harvard University. An updated edition of his book Down with the Old Canoe: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster is published by W. W. Norton this year. His other books include American Gothic: A Life of America's Most Famous Painting and Independent Intellectuals in the United States, 1910–1945.