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Callahan, Harry, 1912-1999



  • Existence: 1912 - 1999

Biographical Note

Callahan became interested in photography in 1938, and was influenced by the work of Ansel Adams after attending a lecture in 1941. He taught photography at the Chicago Institute of Design in 1946, and took over as head of its Department of Photography in 1949. During this time, he became friends with Hugo Weber, Mies van der Rohe, and Edward Steichen. His work shows an attention to details in nature, and he also experimented with double exposures.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Harry Callahan archive

Identifier: AG 29

Papers, publications, audio-visual materials, and photographic materials, 1930s - 2001, of Harry Callahan (1912 - 1999), photographer and teacher. Includes correspondence, biographical information, activity files, exhibition files, books, magazines, a film, and extensive files of negatives, contact prints, proof prints, slides, and transparencies. The collection is inactive.

Dates: 1930s - 2001

Harry Callahan miscellaneous acquisitions collection

Identifier: AG 96

This collection contains miscellaneous materials (1952-1993) documenting the life and career of Harry Callahan (1912-1999), photographer and teacher. Each group of materials was collected from a separate source and is described individually.

Dates: 1952-1999

Gene and Dorothy Gruver papers

Identifier: AG 239

Collection contains papers, photographic materials, ephemera and miscellaneous materials documenting the acquisition of photographs by Gene and Dorothy Gruver.

Dates: undated

Todd Webb papers

Identifier: AG 2
Abstract Papers and photographic materials, circa 1880-2008 (mainly 1943-2002), created and collected by photographer Todd Webb (1905-2000) and his wife Lucille Webb (1906-2008) documenting Webb’s career in photography. The collection includes correspondence with prominent photographers, artists, galleries, and curators including Harry Callahan, Ansel Adams, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Grace Mayer as well as correspondence relating to a number of Webb’s photographic projects including the Texas...
Dates: 1880-2008

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