There is a strange passage in the Cummings interview that demonstrates the photographers unease with the Colour Portfolio.


" PAUL CUMMINGS: You’ve never gotten very involved with color photography, have you?
WALKER EVANS: I’ve done it but I don’t approve of it very much. I’ve done it on occasion.
PAUL CUMMINGS: Why don’t you approve of it?
WALKER EVANS: Because I don’t think color is true yet. I also don’t think it needs it. And it isn’t permanent either."


Oral history interview with Walker Evans, 1971 Oct. 13-Dec. 23, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.


"on occasions..." seems a bit inadequate a description of the many distinguished portfolios in colour published by FORTUNE.