Edith, Danville, Virginia by Emmet Gowin (1970)

The photograph titled “Edith” is a work by the artist Emmet Gowin, captured in Danville, Virginia in 1970.

In the photograph, a woman is depicted in a domestic interior, seated on the edge of a bed in a pose that suggests contemplation or rest. The image is characterized by its use of dramatic lighting, which highlights the contours of the woman’s dress and the room’s features while casting significant shadows. There is a rocking horse placed near a window to the left, adding a touch of domesticity and perhaps suggesting the presence of family or children in the home. The composition, lighting, and graininess provide the photograph with a textured, intimate, and somewhat timeless quality.

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