New York City Block, 1938 by Walker Evans
"Leaving aside the mysteries and the inequities of human talent, brains, taste, and reputations, the matter of art in photography may come down to this: it is the capture and projection of the delights of seeing; it is the defining of observation full and felt."
-- Walker Evans
There is no text provided along with these pictures, but an analyze of the film indicates that Evans shot four rolls of film and selected some that he sent back to Stryker. Evans probably didn't know much about the social and economic conditions of the block but that should not have bothered him: "The act of photographing, is all done instinctively, as far as I can see, not consciously"
For more about this picture read "notes about a street photo"
Please have a look at this text about the pictures to learn more and to get all the captions.
Have a look at the essay by Tod Papageorge: "Walker Evans and Robert Frank: An Essay on Influence. PDF is on this site
More to read about Walker Evans from the Metropolitan Museum of Art