Chicago. 1950. Vintage gelatin silver print. 23,5 x 34,5 cm. Signed and annotated Please return in good condition by the photographer in ink on the verso, matted and framed under glass.
Harry Callahan was born in Detroit, Michigan and started photographing in 1938. In 1946, he was appointed by László Moholy-Nagy to teach photography at the Institute of Design in Chicago. By the time he retired in 1977, he was teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design. Callahan often photographed people in the city streets of Chicago in closeup, offering a psychological study of a time and place. – Some mirroring in edges and into image, some vertical creases near lower edge and lower right corner, otherwise in good condition.
Provenance: Private collection, Pennsylvania/USA
Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg New York, Auction Photography - 17 October 2003, lot 44.
Exhibition: Museum Folkwang, Essen 2007
Lit.: Fundacion "La Caixa". Harry Callahan, Barcelona 2000, ill. p. 124.
Sarah Greenough. Harry Callahan. Boston 2001, ill. p. 93.