Three Photographers Push the Limits of Black and White at Pace/MacGill
Connecticut: Callaway Editions, Inc.
Signature: Illustrated with 48 duotone plates. Folio signed in ink and numbered in pencil on the endpaper. One from an edition of 200 plus 16 proofs. Accompanied by a signed gelatin silver print of Eleanor, Chicago, 1949, numbered 24 from an edition of 50. All enclosed in a tan linen clamshell case with embossed title.
Cox, Harry Callahan: Eleanor, pl. 23
El Mochuelo Gallery, Photographs: Harry Callahan, p. 2
Greenough, Harry Callahan, p. 85
Szarkowski, Callahan, p. 59
Cambridge University Press, A History of Photography: Social and Cultural Perspectives, p. 177
Christie's, New York, 15 October 2004, lot 87
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