Evans' most famous work comes from another trip he took down South. In the summer of 1936 Evans accompanied prolific Fortune writer James Agee to Hale County, Ala., on a mission to
bring the lives of Depression-era sharecroppers to the magazine's pages. Though the pair's two-month trip did not materialize into a Fortune article, their work on that journey
turned into their critically acclaimed book, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, first released in 1941.
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