About US-american photographer Harry CALLAHAN (1912-1999)

Harry CALLAHAN was one of the most influential people in modern American photographic history. He studied engineering at Michigan State College from 1931 to 1933. In 1938, he began taking photographs as a self-taught photographer, and was particularly impressed and inspired by works by Alfred STIEGLITZ and Minor WHITE. In 1941 he became a member of the Detroit Photo Guild; from 1946 to 1961 he was under László MOHOLY-NAGY at the Institute of Design in Chicago, during which time he began to study Bauhaus and New Objectivity photography. In 1954 he participated in the exhibition 'Subjective Photography 2' by Otto STEINERT, and from 1961 to 1973 he was head and later teacher of the photography department of the Rhode Island School of Design. Harry CALLAHAN died in 1999.

Photo books by and on the work of Harry CALLAHAN (a selection)

  • 'Color. 1941-1980' (1980)
    'Eleanor' (2007)
    'Seven Collages' (2012)
    'Catalog Retrospektive' (2013)
    'He, she, it' (2013, with Edward WESTON)
    'The Street' (2016)
    'Morocco' (announced by the publisher)

For nearly two decades, Harry CALLAHAN photographed his wife in countless ways: nude & clothed, on the beach, in the woods, in public parks & on city streets, and in the privacy of the family home. 'Eleanor' is the definitive publication of these photos.
0,00 € *
'Seven Collages' by Harry CALLAHAN shows lesser-known collages that reveal his deep understanding of the process of photographic vision: playful explorations of a visual world. He used either portraits cut out of magazines or rectangles cut out of paper.
28,00 € *
HC (no dust jacket, as issued), 29 x 26 cm., 160 pp., 100 b/w & color ills., text language: English
0,00 € *
This photographic catalog, which accompanied the Harry CALLAHAN retrospective exhibition, presents the full range of his diverse photographic work, the result of his tireless and prolific creative activity over the course of some sixty years.
128,00 € Weight 1.8 kg
'Photographers A-Z' brings together photographers who have made a significant contribution to photographic culture, as well as the most important photographic volumes of the past century. The entries are illustrated with facsimiles from books & magazines.
from 16,00 €
'He, She, It' presents photographs by Harry CALLAHAN and Edward WESTON through the relationship of body & nature, but also of photography & affection: Unlike erotic photography, which seeks to stimulate desire, here we find the case of desire made image.
48,00 € Weight 1 kg