Walter Chappell: Vintage Photographs 1954-1978

Walter Chappell


Exhibition catalogue reproducing ten black-and-white photographs in tri-tone, all taken between 1954 and 1978, culled predominantly from a small group of photographs that survived the 1963 fire that destroyed most of Chappell’s prints and negatives.

Includes a poem by Robert Creeley, composed for Chappell in 1973, and “Time Lived,” an essay by Peter Bunnell, curator of photography at the Princeton Art Museum. Bunnell succinctly reviews Chappell’s work by stating that “Chappell has always believed firmly in the duality of the corporeal and the spirit … The fundamental principle in [his work] is that the tenuous connection to photographic reality is not severed. Each subject is re-presented in such a way that our perceptual limitation is expanded. Each image suggests an inner reality, a kind of scar of the past, a reflection of an act or event once lived.”

PPP Editions, 2000


Edition of 500 copies.



Limited edition: 50 of 500 copies, sign and slipcased.