Ray Metzker, 1931-2014

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The Estate of Ray K. Metzker, courtesy Laurence Miller GalleryThe Estate of Ray K. Metzker, courtesy Laurence Miller Gallery

Photographer Ray Metzker died October 9, at the age of 83. Metzker was born in Milwaukee and attended Chicago’s Institute of Design, studying with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind, among others. He eventually settled in the Philadelphia area and set about making ambitious and graphic black-and-white photographs of street scenes and pedestrians, often using multiple exposures and serial imagery.

Metzker was given his first solo show at the Museum of Modern Art in 1967 and had a retrospective at the International Center of Photography in 1978. An exhibition of his work is on view at the Laurence Miller Gallery through October 25.