Harry Callahan Biography

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Considered to be one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century, Harry Callahan (1912-1999) helped to bring photography into the mainstream of the art world. He was one of the few photographers who worked as well in color as he did in black and white.

Born in Detroit, Michigan on October 22, 1912, Harry Callahan grew up in the suburb of Royal Oak, where he graduated from the public schools. His parents were farmers who moved to Detroit in order to find work in the auto industry. Callahan attended Michigan State College in East Lansing for three semesters and studied engineering. He left school in 1933 and obtained a job as a shipping clerk with Chrysler Parts Corporation. The same year, Callahan met his future wife, Eleanor Knapp. He considered this one of the two great events of his life; the other being the purchase of his first camera...

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