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Silver gelatin print, printed 1970s
8 x 10 inchesEnquire
This photograph shows trees in a snowy landscape along Lake Shore Drive in Chicago with the water in the background shrouded in mist. It is exemplary of Harry Callahan’s exploratory use of line and contrast. All the details of the bark and snow were visible in Callahan’s negative but he purposefully printed with high contrast to emphasise the graphic simplicity of the scene. The solid blackness of the trunks contrasts the delicate tracery of the branches.