Image: Chicago
(Detroit, Michigan, 1912 - 1999, Atlanta, Georgia)

Chicago , c. 1950 (printed 1970s)

Gelatin silver print
7 1/2 in. x 9 1/2 in. (19.05 cm x 24.13 cm)
Knight Purchase Fund for Photographic Media
Callahan values the abstract qualities of the natural environment.  In this work the silhouettes of six barren trees rise from the snow against a blankly gray, wintery sky. The spare, ordered trunks of the bottom half of the work give way to lacy, chaotic branches at the top.  Pictoral space is flattened; the image becomes graphic rather than documentary.
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