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Walter Chappell (1925 - 2000)

Water Torso, 1972

gelatin silver print

Walter Chappell's carefully crafted black and white imagery is in the tradition of Edward Weston and Minor White, with whom he studied. His wide-ranging work includes studies of the human form in landscape, of Native American life in the Southwest, portraits of Hollywood stars including Sharon Tate, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, and later, experimental work with electron photography. He was affiliated with Aperture Magazine and was curator at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York from 1957 to 1961.