The Vancouver Art Gallery already boasts a remarkable photography collection by not only Canadian artists like Edward Burtynsky, Jeff Wall and Rodney Graham, but also international ones like Eadweard Muybridge, Cindy Sherman, Andreas Gursky and—starting this month—Harry Callahan (1912-1999).
The Montreal-based foundation Larry & Cookie Rossy, which supports many social and cultural programs, donated over 550 Callahan photographs to the Canadian museum, making it the second largest collection of the renowned American artist’s work presented to the public. Retracing nearly sixty years of his career, these photographs shed light on the different techniques used by this pioneer of modern photography, including documentary work, still lifes and staged photographs, many of his wife, whom he photographed throughout his life.
As a tribute to the first retrospective of the photographer’s work at the Museum of Modern Art of New York in 1976, the Vancouver Art Gallery has decided to unveil its latest acquisition forty years later in an exhibition planned for 2016.
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