Tom Rago, experimental photography

Tom Rago1957

Institute of Design (ID) at Illinois Tech

Institute of Design (ID) at Illinois Tech
Chicago, United States

Harry Callahan referred to experimentation as “photographic seeing” and urged students to explore its potential through a range of techniques, including multiple exposures, camera movement, light studies, and variations in focus. Despite the technical basis of many of Callahan’s ideas, he saw photography as a method for a philosophical and spiritual investigation of one’s place in the world, and thus as a means of individual expression.


  • Title: Tom Rago, experimental photography
  • Creator: Tom Rago
  • Date Created: 1957
  • Location Created: Chicago, Illinois
  • Rights: Courtesy of University Archives and Special Collections, Paul V. Galvin Library, Illinois Tech.

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