Harry Callahan: The Photographer at Work

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Harry Callahan (1912–1999) was one of the most influential photographic artists of the twentieth century. A master of modernist experimentation, Callahan explored a range of subjects—from landscapes to city streets to portraits of his wife—and techniques throughout his career.

Beautifully designed and produced, this book focuses on understanding how Callahan worked—both his day-to-day photographic explorations and his resulting fifty-year career in photography. Exploring the ...

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Overview

Harry Callahan (1912–1999) was one of the most influential photographic artists of the twentieth century. A master of modernist experimentation, Callahan explored a range of subjects—from landscapes to city streets to portraits of his wife—and techniques throughout his career.

Beautifully designed and produced, this book focuses on understanding how Callahan worked—both his day-to-day photographic explorations and his resulting fifty-year career in photography. Exploring the rich contents of the Harry Callahan Archive at the Center for Creative Photography, the authors look at how Callahan’s choice of subjects and visual ideas emerged from deliberate and improvisational processes, and how such processes might be revealed with archival materials such as negatives, transparencies, proof prints, sequential ordering, and variant printings. This close investigation of Callahan’s individual and experimental approach to materials in turn leads to a larger consideration of his relationship to seemingly contradictory strains in American visual culture of the twentieth century.

Reproducing a host of previously unpublished images and documents, this volume juxtaposes select artifacts—such as contact sheets and variants—with final images to explicate Callahan’s life in and influence upon photography. Harry Callahan: The Photographer at Work will offer a rare glimpse into the creative process of an important and fascinating artist.

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A self-taught photographer who focused mainly on abstractions, the city, and people (including his wife and daughter), Harry Callahan (1912-99) became one of the modern era's most important art educators and artists. He had an amazing work ethic and possessed an undeniably unique vision-his photography was truly experimental for its time-and this comprehensive work, published in association with the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) in Arizona, serves as an impressive tribute to his entire photographic career. With an essay by Salvesen (curator, CCP) and a foreword by John Szarkowski (director emeritus, Dept. of Photography, Museum of Modern Art, New York), the book features a remarkable section that draws from the extensive Callahan archive at the CCP and includes his contact sheets, personal notes, and correspondence. This excellent resource-along with the noteworthy images themselves-offers a rare look into Callahan's methods and prolific career. Highly recommended.-Shauna Frischkorn, Millersville Univ., PA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300113327
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 2/11/2006
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,352,501
  • Product dimensions: 9.75 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

BrittSalvesen is curator at the Center for Creative Photography. John Szarkowski is director emeritus of the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. He has written over twenty-five books on photography, including a 1976 publication on Callahan.

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Table of Contents

Harry Callahan : the photographer at work 13
Plates 51
The archive of Harry Callahan 175
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