Three Photographers Push the Limits of Black and White at Pace/MacGill
Each 13 x 13 in. (33 x 33 cm)
Overall 46 1/2 x 46 1/2 in. (118.1 x 118.1 cm)
Signature: Each signed in pencil in the margin; each numbered 4/8 and sequentially numbered 1-4 in pencil on the verso.
Hope Photographs, The National Arts Club, New York, February-March 1997, and traveling to 9 other venues through 2005
George and Marks, eds., Hope Photographs, p. 81 (these prints)
Center for Creative Photography, Harry Callahan: The Photographer at Work, pls. 15, 16
Haus der Photographie/Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Harry Callahan: Retrospective, pp. 235, 249
National Gallery of Art, Harry Callahan, pp. 176-177
Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, 1995
A highly influential artist and teacher, Harry Callahan produced photographs that combined elegant precision, sensuality, and restless experimentalism. He used the camera as a tool of personal expression, once proclaiming, “photography is an adventure just as life is an adventure.” He often turned his camera onto his own life, his wife serving as one of his most beloved and frequent subjects, her importance to his practice such that she was once called “an additional f-stop on his lens.” Constantly testing the limits of his medium, Callahan created photographs that surpassed factual representation, revealing the graphic beauty in the everyday. He taught alongside László Moholy-Nagy and earned the deep admiration of Edward Steichen, who included his work in several exhibitions.
American, 1912-1999, Detroit, Michigan