Cigarette 17 by Irving Penn (1972)

The photograph “Cigarette 17” by Irving Penn was taken in New York in the year 1972. It features two cigarette butts up close. Each cigarette butt is depicted in great detail, highlighting the textures and the forms of the ash and burnt paper. The image is monochromatic, with a focus on the contrast between the dark ashes and the lighter background. The photograph exhibits an almost tactile quality, inviting the viewer to consider the beauty in these discarded objects, while also possibly commenting on the nature of consumption and waste.

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