Harry Callahan’s ‘Aix-en-Provence’, 1957-1958 Exhibition

Harry Callahan was a photographer, head of department of the Institute of Design in Chicago. He was a wanderer of the city, “His technical photographic method was to go out almost every morning, walk through the city he lived in and take numerous pictures.” as wikipedia suggests. His first exposure to Europe was when he got a year-long sabbatical going firstly to Germany with his family for a short period and next in Aix-en-Provence between September 1957 to July 1958.

Aix-en-Provence is an area of Southern France near Marseille. Callahan depicted the area as like he photographed Chicago: Architecture, streets, people were blended in the photos. These photographs are currently in an exhibition that runs at Maison Européenne de la Photographie until the 29th of January. An exhibition definetely for one to follow. Enjoy.

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