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101 Quick and Easy Ideas Taken from the Master Photographers of the Twentieth Century by Matthew Bamberg

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Chapter 7. Harry Callahan (1912–1999)

Harry Callahan was known to get up every day and walk around the cities where he lived (Detroit, Chicago, and Providence, Rhode Island), photographing what interested him. Callahan’s wife, Eleanor, posed for many of his photographs. Wherever he shot, he took the time to include Eleanor in some of his photos. These photos are quite remarkable. In one, her head comes out of the water, long hair wet, with ends swirling among small waves, reflection muted down into the frame. In another, she stands in front of a building (which is soft in the background) in the left third of the frame with three windows from the building around her, two on top and one to the left. It’s as if she were the missing window.

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