This woman [who] was talking about my photographing grasses went into some big
philosophic thing. I told her that that particular spot was the only
place I could park my car. I didn't say that to be nasty to her, but to
show that those things are part of life too.
Harry Callahan, Photographer, quoted in 1994
Crushing hard on the work of Harry Callahan, which I saw for the first time ever while I was playing hookey yesterday at the Chicago Art Institute.
Am I the last person in the world to hear of "one of the most important American photographers of the 20th Century"? Sheesh. I gotta get out more.