Monday, January 11, 2010

Photography Exhibition: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Harry Callahan: American Photographer

Harry Callahan (American, 1912-1999), New York, 1945The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, periodically has terrific photographic exhibitions. Harry Callahan: American Photographer is definitely one such exhibit.

This exhibition will run through July 3, 2010

Harry Callahan was one of the most innovative photographers working in America in the mid-twentieth century. Images of his wife, Eleanor; passers-by on the street; cityscapes; landscapes; close-ups from nature; multiple exposures; and darkroom abstractions reveal the elegantly spare formalism and lyricism of his style. Callahan's wide-ranging and experimental approach to photography influenced a generation of American photographers, including students at Chicago's Institute of Design where he taught from 1945-61, and at the Rhode Island School of Design where he taught in the 1960s and 1970s. "Harry Callahan: American Photographer" features black-and-white and color photographs that survey major aspects of his remarkable career.

If you’re in the Boston area through July 3rd, I strongly suggest you take in this terrific exhibition.

As I travel, I love seeing the work of other photographers as I hope you do. If you know of a new photographic exhibition which you think the Blog should publicize, please contact me.

1 comment:

Janice said...

I'm in Boston now and saw this exhibition. It's excellent and I second your recommendation.

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