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         HARRY CALLAHAN     
         1912–1999

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"Who said capturing reality is the point of photography anyway?" exclaimed American photographer Harry Callahan in a 1983 profile in ARTnews. Although his sharply focused prints captured recognizable subjects, he was often more interested in such formalist concerns as shape, pattern, space, and light. Callahan took up photography at age twenty-six and spent the rest of his life using the camera to look anew at the world. He was also an influential teacher, first with László Moholy-Nagy at the Institute of Design in Chicago and then at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. Among his many accomplished students was W. Krupsaw, whose meditative portrait of Callahan is pictured.

W. Krupsaw (born 1942)
Gelatin silver print, 1968
Published October 1983
W. Krupsaw; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York City

©W. Krupsaw
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