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Callahan, Harry Morey

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online July 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B2235752
Callahan, Harry Morey

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 22 October 1912, in Detroit, Michigan; died 15 March 1999, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Photographer. Nature studies, architecture, portraits.

Harry Callahan was working at the Chrysler Corporation in the late 1930s when he purchased his first camera. Soon thereafter he joined Chrysler’s Camera Club, where he befriended the photographer Todd Webb. Through his subsequent membership in the Miniature Camera Club of Detroit, Callahan participated in a workshop led by the California photographer Ansel Adams. After this formative experience, Callahan turned his attention seriously to photography, producing eloquent, modernist studies of the everyday world around him such as ...

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Subjects: Architecture ; Photography and Photographs ; 20th-Century Art ; Art of the United States

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