Blind by Paul Strand (1916)

The photograph titled “Blind” was taken by artist Paul Strand in the year 1916. It depicts an elderly woman who has a sign with the word “BLIND” hanging around her neck. The sign appears to be made of a lightweight material, possibly cardboard, with bold lettering. The woman in the photograph has a solemn, introspective expression, and her eyes are directed away from the camera, which might signify lack of sight as implied by the sign. She wears what appears to be a dark shawl or head covering, and the background behind her is out of focus, emphasizing her figure against a nondescript, dark backdrop. The image is monochromatic, relying on the interplay of light and shadow to convey a powerful emotional message about the subject’s condition and possibly reflecting broader social themes.

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