Eleanor, Chicago by Harry Callahan (1953)

The photograph titled “Eleanor” is a work by photographer Harry Callahan in 1953.

In the photograph, a woman stands in the center foreground directly in front of a tall pole that bisects the image symmetrically. She is dressed in a dark coat with her hands clasped in front of her and a solemn expression on her face. The background features an industrial scene with a large, curved concrete structure and a paved area leading up to it. Two vintage cars are parked to the right, reinforcing the mid-20th-century feel. The sky is overcast, casting a uniform light and creating a stark, moody atmosphere. The image captures a sense of solitude and stillness, as the subject stands alone against the urban backdrop.

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