Walker Evans’s Psychogeographic Mapping of Havana, 1933. / Kent, James Clifford.

In: History of Photography, Vol. 37, No. 3, 21.08.2013, p. 326-340.

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In: History of Photography, Vol. 37, No. 3, 21.08.2013, p. 326-340.

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