Let Us Now Praise Famous Men by James Agee photographed by Walker Evans. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1973. This portrait of poverty-stricken Southern tenant farmers during the Great Depression has become one of the most influential books of the past century. In 1936, Pulitzer Prizewinning writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans, on assignment for Fortune magazine explore the daily lives of white sharecroppers in the south. Black cloth binding, shelf wear, wear to dust jacket.