Saturday, March 15, 2014
"Harry Callahan was inspired to become a photographer by the work of Ansel Adams.
Another influence, very different, was teaching photography in Chicago for Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
on the principles established at the Bauhaus in Germany during the 1920s. Later Callahan continued in the anti-traditional tradition at "rizdee," the Rhode Island School of Design. Callahan was distinguished for trying many different approaches in his own work, and doing all of them well.
This photo is from his severely neat home on Benefit Street in Providence. He hated being photographed, and this is my only shot of him that doesn't show his pain. For a moment he forgot the
camera while stubbing out his cigarette."
It's Spring Break here in Houston and the Teacher and I are off on a short road trip. We'll be back next week.