Tabby Kitten Checking the Dictionary, 1980

Walter Chandoha


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Aperture is pleased to present a series of limited-edition photographs by the cat photographer, Walter Chandoha, in celebration of the recent publication Walter Chandoha: The Cat Photographer (Aperture, 2015).

Within the genre of commercial animal photography, Walter Chandoha is a master. His photographs of cats in particular have appeared in the pages of National Geographic and Life magazine, as well as been absorbed into the public subconscious via posters, pet-food packaging, T-shirts, and other uses. The Internet is awash with cat pictures, and Chandoha’s cat pictures might be seen as the forefather of them all. They bear examination not only for their singular charm, but also for having established a vocabulary of the animal studio portrait, with Chandoha’s signature look: clean, brightly colored backdrops and high-key “glamour” backlighting of his tiny, fuzzy subjects.

Pick your favorite furry feline, or collect them all in a set of six for a special price



Digital C-print
Print Paper Size: 8 x 10
Print Image Size: 7 3/4 x 9 3/4
Edition of 15
Signed and numbered by the artist

About the Artist

Walter Chandoha (born in Bayonne, New Jersey, 1920) is a veteran photographer and writer who has worked as a professional freelancer for over forty years. His flora and fauna photography has appeared on over three hundred magazine covers; in thousands of advertisements for various companies, from small businesses to the Fortune 500; in numerous book publications;and on posters, billboards, various printed matter, and even credit cards.

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