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An American original and a self-taught photographer, Harry Callahan (1912-1999) was one of the first to do strictly art photography. Callahan became a major figure in American photography by means of his genius and work ethic. His photography was his life in many ways, and he told his life through his photography.
Callahan’s only education in photography consisted of attending lectures while a member of the Detroit Photo Guild. He experienced an exhibit of the photographs of Ansel Adams as an inspiration, and was similarly moved by the work of Alfred Stieglitz. Within eight years he’d become one of America’s most eloquent poets of the camera. Through the invitation of Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, Callahan become part of the teaching staff of Chicago’s Institute of Design, a continuation of the Bauhaus school of thinking about art that blended in the work of artisans with the fine arts.
From the late 1940s to early 1960s, his central model and muse was his wife Eleanor Callahan, and after 1950, his daughter Barbara. By the 1970s he had begun to focus on color photography, and a number of those works are represented in this collection.
This piece includes a number of vintage color photographs, a slide show and a documentary short film.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/harry-callahan-a-retrospective-collection-of-later-color-photography/An American original and a self-taught photographer, Harry Callahan (1912-1999) was... more
“Democratic Camera and Photographs, 1961-2008” is a retrospective collection of quietly thoughtful images by the internationally acclaimed photographer William Eggleston. By the 1960s and early 1970s Eggleston had begun experimenting with color film, and he eventually produced rich, vivid prints through the dye transfer process, prints created through the alignment of three separate matrices (cyan, magenta, and yellow) generated from three separate negatives (red, green, and blue filters). The resulting photographs are known for the vividness and permanence of their colors. Hence, Eggleston is often credited for single-handedly ushering in the era of color art photography.
Eggleston treats color and light in his photography as emotional sounding boards, “color as a means of discovery and expression, and as a way to highlight aspects of life hidden in plain sight.” Everything that happens in front of the camera is worthy of becoming a picture for Eggleston, no matter how seemingly circumstantial or trivial. Eggleston finds his motifs in everyday life, resulting in epiphanies in the everyday and telling portrayals of American culture. This is what Eggleston points his democratic camera at, life hidden in plain sight, revealed in all its intricacies, in all of its mundane glories.
This piece includes a number of high-resolution color photographs, a slide show and two documentary short films.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2010/10/11/william-eggleston-democratic-camera-and-photographs-1961–2008/“Democratic Camera and Photographs, 1961-2008” is a retrospective... more
“Beyond Color” is a stunning collection of vintage color photographs that represents a re-examination of a pivotal period in photography’s short history (1950-1970), when the artistic relevance of color in fine art photography had not yet been determined. Over the past forty years, work in color created by artists during this formative period has received little attention. “Beyond Color” brings together for the first time works by many of the first generation practitioners of color photography, and attempts to reclaim this moment of photographic history that only today has begun to receive critical attention.
This piece presents a number of vintage color photographs, a remarkable slide show and a documentary short film about the collection.
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/beyond-color-early-works-in-american-color-photography-1950-1970/“Beyond Color” is a stunning collection of vintage color photographs that... more