Bowen Wang is a current PhD student in English Literature, Trinity College Dublin (fully funded by TCD-CSC scholarship programme). He received his MSc in Literature and Modernity at University of Edinburgh, following the completion of his BA in English Language and Literature at Sun Yat-sen University. His research interests include literary modernism, experimental form, visual culture and aesthetics.

Decomposing and Reconstructing the Marginal: Walker Evans’ Portrait Photography in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

The pictures are for the most part mild, but in spite of this, though always exquisitely clear in reasoning and in visual quality, they pack a wicked punch. There’s nothing oppressively ‘photographic’ here, it isn’t a long nose poking into dirty corners for propaganda and for scandal, there are no… Continue reading