Bangkok by Gordon Parks (c. 1967)

The photograph titled “Bangkok” was taken by the artist Gordon Parks around the year 1967. The photograph depicts a scene where we see a lone figure partially obscured and resting or slumping on what appears to be a traditional wooden cart. The cart is adorned with various details and fringes, suggesting a cultural or utilitarian purpose beyond simple transport. The individual under the cloth is not fully visible, lending an air of mystery to the scene while simultaneously drawing attention to the textured fabric and the structure of the cart. The setting seems to be against a plain wall, possibly indicating an urban environment, with the muted warm tones of the background offering a stark contrast to the rustic and worn appearance of the cart and its occupant.

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