Before Eudora Welty became a successful writer, she began taking pictures while working as a publicity agent for the WPA in the 1930's, taking candid snapshots of Depression-era life in her native Mississippi as well as New York City. In 1936 she was first published, and she had her first solo photography exhibition in New York. As she would later reminisce in her memoir One Writer’s Beginnings, “The camera was a hand-held auxiliary of wanting-to-know.”
1936 - Girl on Porch (auspicious coincidence)
Ruins of Windsor ( Gibbes Museum). I find this one haunting!
The Rides - State Fair (Garden & Gun)
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I stumbled upon a 1989 NY Times interview with Ms. Welty regarding her photography and the beginning of her writing career. Definitely worth a read!