Harry Callahan - the lives of Pedestrians

One of the greatest figures in 20th century photography, is also one of its more elusive figures. Harry Callahan produced major bodies of work, simply and unobtrusively, working across a variety of genres and formats, and in black and white & colour.

For me, one of his most influential series of photographs was taken on the streets of Chicago. Working simply, with a telephoto lens and a 35mm camera, he created an extensive series of photographs showing the faces of modern women. But what is revealed is more than simply a series of ethnographic studies but a deeply felt and expressive body of work that hints at darker & more elusive emotional realities.

Photographs are copyright the estate of Harry Callahan/respective copyright owners
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