"This is the way we are in real life and if you don't like it I don't know anything about it cause I'm living my own life my way and may God bless us all mebbe" ... "if we deserve it" ...
The Piazza del Campo in Siena is anything but congruous. It’s disparity is what makes it so jarring; one is constantly forced to reframe their perspective. Callahan’s print of the almost barren but never lifeless Piazza pays respect to this unique built environment and to the fascinating people that populate it. Though not my favorite Harry Callahan work, I deeply enjoy photographs that convey authenticity in iconic and photogenic locales which have been serialized through day tripper’s snapshots and mass produced postcards.