Charles Harbutt was a key chronicler of the 1960s and 70s as a photojournalist working mostly through Magnum Photos, where he twice served as president.
His work appeared in many magazines in Europe, Japan and the United States.
Since 1980, he has pursued a more personal approach to the documentary, moving from the big story concerns of journalism to the realm of the everyday. Such transition coincided with his wide influence as an educator.
"I've always been interested in pictures that have a content that's a little bit different than their subject matter," he said.
Harbutt has been a guest artist at the Rhode Island School of Design, MIT, the Art Institute of Chicago, and faculty at Cooper Union, Pratt Institute, and Bard College. In 1999, he was appointed an associate professor at Parsons, The New School for Design in New York.
Charles Harbutt's Departures and arrivals is on display at the University of Arizona's Center for Creative Photography through June 1, 2014.