Santa Barbara

Harry Callahan

A definitive monograph of Callahan’s work is being published by El Mochuelo Gallery of Santa Barbara Callahan is a superb photographer and artist. In his hands the most common-place subject is transformed into exceptional pictures. Head of the Photographic Department of the Art Institute of Chicago for a number of years, he is now teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence.

He uses varied techniques to arrive at his photographic discoveries, including straight photography, multiple exposures, shifting broken rhythms and interpenetrating planes. He creates new images by isolating and simplifying commonplace objects.

––Harriette von Breton