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Leon Lewandowski

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Ron Slattery at Bighappyfunhouse has made a truly wonderful find: an extensive collection of photographs of Leon Lewandowski, who studied under Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind at Chicago's Institute of Design during the 1950s. Here's Ron's explanation:

Another wonderful find. A very good friend of mine recently sold me a large collection of photographs, proof sheets and negatives. The photographers name is Leon Lewandowski. He was a student at the Institute of Design here in Chicago. The fun part is, he studied under famed photographers Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. Leon attend the Institute from 1951 to 1955. He graduated with a Masters in Photography in 1955. In the 1950s there were only 14 other students to do so.

Mr. Lewandowski was one hell of a photographer. Many of his shots are from the streets of Chicago in the 1950s. You can see the influences of Callahan and Siskind in his work. The photos posted today are scanned from some of the proof sheets so I apologize for the quality of the images.

No apology needed, Ron - all of the photographs are great, even those scanned from proofsheets. Here are the first sets posted so far:

Leon Lewandowski - Part 1
Leon Lewandowski - Part 2

August 2, 2008 in Photography | Permalink

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