Charles “Teenie” Harris is a name I had not seen mentioned when doing previous research. Considering he did most of his work in Pittsburgh, a city just a three and a half hour drive from my home, that’s pretty amazing. But not amazing in a good way. Amazing in “that’s a shame” way.
However, there’s no one to blame but myself for not knowing about the great talent who was known as “One Shot” Harris. Sometimes, you have to dig a little to find treasure. It makes me wonder, for every one of the marquee photographers, how many unheralded or under-appreciated ones are out there to discover. I’m sure there’s hundreds. Maybe even thousands.
But the more important question is: who was Charles “Teenie” Harris?