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Stephen Daiter Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Passing the Torch: The Chicago Students of Callahan and Siskind
230 West Superior Street
Fourth Floor
Chicago, IL 60654

April 16th, 2010 - June 5th, 2010
May 1st, 2010 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Human Form, Barbara CraneBarbara Crane, Human Form,
1966, Gelatin silver print, 9.5 x 7.75 in.
© Courtesy of the artist and Stephen Daiter Gallery
Human Forms, Barbara CraneBarbara Crane, Human Forms,
1965-66, Gelatin silver print, 7.375 x 7.5 in.
© Courtesy of the artist and Stephen Daiter Gallery
Untitled, Yasuhiro IshimotoYasuhiro Ishimoto, Untitled,
1950s, Gelatin silver print, 7.25 x 10 in.
© Courtesy of the artist and Stephen Daiter Gallery
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River North/Near North Side
Wed-Sat 11-6


Passing the Torch brings to light more than fifty vintage photographs - newly discovered works by accomplished but unfamiliar artists and unknown and lesser known pieces by those artists whose images you thought you knew well. All were students of Harry Callahan and/or Aaron Siskind during the duo’s legendary years of teaching at Chicago’s Institute of Design, the single most influential school for photography and design in mid-twentieth century America. The finely printed photographs in this exhibition explore architectural complexity, the fluidity of human form, social documentary, the mind’s interior landscape and technical innovation as an end in itself. The images provide an engaging reunion of varied talents all of whose visual and perceptual sensibilities were honed by their years of study with Callahan and Siskind.


Please join us Saturday, May 1, from 5-8 for a reception featuring nine of the artists who have spent their lives putting their own stamp on the photographic landscape.

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