I went to the show and found it outstanding. Callahan's work is best when he photographed subjects with which he was on intimate terms--his wife Eleanor (and daughter), and the stark Midwestern landscape. I find his studies of Eleanor to be some of the best nudes in 20th c photography. His technical mastery is impressive, but is always quietly used in support of the subject. Callahan's later work on display--particularly his foreign travels--suffers somewhat by his lack of familiarity with the subject. Callahan was a great talent and this is a fine exhibition--well worth seeing.
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