National Idioms

Unprecedented in scope and scale, SFMoMA’s major retrospective of seminal photographer Walker Evans views his work through the lens of one of his obsessions — the American vernacular, or the language of everyday life found in roadside attractions, postcards, storefronts and signage across the country.

Walker Evans, until 4 February, SFMoMA, San Francisco.

1. Walker Evans, Truck and Sign, 1928-30. Walker Evans Archive, Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, New York.