Harry Callahan : Photographs by Harry Callahan

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Throughout his career, Harry Callahan quietly but consistently explored new ways of looking at and presenting the world in his photographs. His nature and landscape photography were influenced by Ansel Adams; however, Callahan was boldly innovative and experimental with the technical side of photography, using double exposures and extreme contrast, wide-angle lenses and colour to create lyrical, highly personal photographs. He was celebrated as a photographer of nature, the city and women, often with his wife as a model. This book first accompanied Callahan's National Gallery of Art exhibition and it traces the numerous experiments Callahan made throughout his career through 119 reproduced photographs.

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Sarah Greenough is curator of photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. and the author of several other books on monumental photographers and photography.

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Photographer Callahan has been at the top of the list for half a century (he had his first one-man show at the Museum of Modern Art in 1948), and because his pictures have been so individual, so elegant, so purely seen, they are as fresh today as ever. The plainspoken Callahan decided early that photography could be the medium for "some set of values that I am trying to discover and establish as being my life." He has never focused on public themes, however, but on familiar landscape and one particular woman, his wife, Eleanor. Inspired as a young man by the spectacular images of Ansel Adams, Callahan nevertheless did not require sublime landscape as material. His visual poetry has come more often from a few blades of grass or a barren city street. A pure photographer, concerned with what he calls "the standard photographic problems" --focus, contrast, selection, motion, and multiple exposure--Callahan has maintained remarkable consistency of vision as well as a most individual voice. This book, cataloging a major retrospective exhibition, is the broadest overview of the art and the man. Even collections with much Callahan material (there is no dearth--he is well documented) should add this summative, definitive volume. Gretchen Garner

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