Let us now praise famous men is a book with text by american writer james agee and photographs by american photographer walker evans first published in 1941 in the united states the work documents the lives of impoverished tenant farmers during the great depression. Let us now praise famous men the american classic in words and photographs of three tenant families in the deep south walker evans james agee on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a landmark work of american photojournalism renowned for its fusion of social conscience and artistic radicality new york times b pp ppin the summer of 1936. In the summer of 1936 agee and evans set out on assignment for fortune magazine to explore the daily lives of sharecroppers in the south their journey would prove an extraordinary collaboration and a watershed literary event when in 1941 let us now praise famous men was first published to . 44 let us now praise famous men and our fathers in their generations 2 the lord apportioned to them great glory his majesty from the beginning 3 there were those who ruled in their kingdoms and were men renowned for their power giving counsel by their understanding. Let us now praise famous men is a work of art skip to main content the guardian back to home support the guardian available for everyone funded by readers contribute subscribe
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