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Callahan, Harry M.



Harry Callahan (b. 1912 - d. 1999), a self-taught photographer who became internationally recognized was hired by László Moholy-Nagy in 1946 to teach photography at the Institute of Design in Chicago. In 1949, the Department of Photography was formed and Callahan was appointed its head. Callahan hired Aaron Siskind to assist him in the Department, and together they taught at ID until 1961 when Callahan joined the faculty at Rhode Island School of Design. An exhibit of Callahan's work opened at the National Gallery of Art in 1994 and toured nationally. Callahan was awarded the 1997 National Medal of the Arts, one of the highest honors for an artist.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Arts & Architecture, vol. 69, 1952

Identifier: 006.06.09
Description of the Collection

One issue of "Arts & Architecture" being the March 1952 issue (Vol. 69, No. 3) with cover article "Mies Van der Rohe" (pp. 16-31). The article includes photographs by Institute of Design photographers: Felipe B. Chano (cover image), John Klukaszewski, Al Loginsky. The magazine also includes a two-page article by Hugo Weber, "Vision In Flux," (pp.32-33) with photogrpahs by Harry Callahan.

Dates: 1952

Institute of Design Photography Oral History Project, 2011

Identifier: 008.05.01
Description of the Collection

Twenty-three video interviews with Institute of Design alumni regarding their experiences in the photography program. The interviewees discuss fellow students and instructors such as Arthur Siegel, Aaron Siskind, Garry Winogrand, Harry Callahan, Nathan Lerner, Frederick Sommer, and others. The interviews were recorded on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL. The collection includes 23 interviews, 3 essays, 3 photographs and a guestbook.

Dates: 2011

Student Independent 2: Photographic Issue

Identifier: 008.01.11
Description of the Collection Student Independent 2: Photographic Issue is a portfolio of prints created in 1957 from photographs taken by Institute of Design students and faculty. The portfolio is complete with original cover/jacket and 29 prints. Also includes an information bi-fold with essay by Aaron Siskind, list of contents, and credits page. Work was dedicated to the memory of Frank Barr. Includes works by: Tom Rago, Michitaka Yoshioka, Rodney Hatanaka, Joseph Jachna, Art Sinsabaugh, Robert Knille, Kazimir...
Dates: 1957

The Multiple Image: Photographs by Harry Callahan

Identifier: 008.01.09
Description of the Collection

The Multiple Image: Photographs by Harry Callahan, being a softbound publication of The Press of The Institute of Design (Chicago, 1961) containing 18 (cover and 17 interior images) black and white multiple-exposure plates. Chicago: The Press of The Institute of Design. 1961. (First edition). Thin square octavo. Pictorial wraps. Wraps have some light soiling.

Dates: 1961

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Photography 2
Oral histories 1
Photography, Artistic 1

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