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callahan-h-00042callahan2images-1Harry Callahan was appointed by László Moholy-Nagy to teach photography at the Institute of Design in Chicago. There he was well known to encourage his students to turn their cameras on their lives, and he led by example. Callahan’s work was defined by deeply personal response to his own life. He draws us ever more insistently inward toward his own private sensibility. He photographed his wife and daughter, the streets and buildings of cities where he lived, showing a strong sense of line and form, and light and darkness. He also worked with multiple exposures. He photographed everywhere – at home, in the streets, in the landscape; alone, with their daughter, with Eleanor, in black and white and in color, distant and close. He tried several technical experiments – double and triple exposure, blurs, large and small format film. Callahan retired in 1977, at which time he was teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design. When he died in 1999 he left behind 100,000 negatives and over 10,000 proof prints.

Description: SIGNED BY HARRY CALLAHAN on the half title page. Hard bound first printing with dust jacket. Published on the occasion of the major retrospective exhibition held by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Some minor wear to edges of jacket, othwrwise very good. Interior clean and binding tight.

Bookseller Inventory # 18737

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Callahan
Callahan, Harry

ISBN: 0912334754
Publisher: Aperture, New York
Publication Date: 1976
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Photographer
Edition: First Edition

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