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Harry Callahan

Steidl, 2007
160 pages
90 tritone illustrations
ISBN: 9783865214645

This is the definitive publication of Harry Callahan's photographs of his wife, Eleanor. For almost two decades from the early 1940s to the early 1960s Eleanor was a primary focus of Callahan's work, resulting in many of his most acclaimed and influential photographs.

Over the years Callahan photographed his wife in countless ways. The photographs function like an intimate visual diary of a lifestyle and a relationship. They are seldom portraits in the traditional sense of revealing a subject's personality. More than studies of his wife, the Eleanor photographs are central to Callahan's life long exploration of photography as a creative medium and the seemingly infinite ways camera and light sensitive materials can depict a single subject.


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