Harry Callahan (1912-1999) is regarded as one of the most invative and influential 20th century American photographers. By amplifying the abstract tendencies of New Vision in a lyrical mode evincing great sensitivity, he was able to overcome the prevailing realist aesthetic in American photography. This retrospective presents Callahan's multi-faceted photographic oeuvre, the product of tireless and prolific creative labours over the course of nearly sixty years. With nearly 200 works, it shows the entire spectrum of Callahan's production.
Harry Callahan(October 22, 1912, in Detroit - March 15, 1999, in Atlanta) was an influential twentieth century American photographer. Since his first one-person show in 1947, Callahan's work has been the subject of over 60 solo and group exhibitions, including retrospectives organized by the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. He left behind 100,000 negatives and over 10,000 proof prints. Dirk Luckow, born in 1958 in Hamburg, has been the general director of the museum Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany, since October 2009. Sabine Schnakenberg, is chief curator of the FC Gundlach Collection at the Haus der Photographie at museum Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany.