Face Behind Veil by John Gutmann (1939)

The photograph “Face Behind Veil” by John Gutmann dates back to 1939. This black and white image features a close-up of a woman’s face partially obscured by a patterned veil. The veil creates a hexagonal mesh across her visage, with the focus sharply cast on her eye, which intensely peers through the mesh. The lighting accentuates details such as the texture of the veil and the softness of the subject’s skin, while the woman’s earring is just visible at the bottom left of the frame. The expression on her face is neutral but suggestive of solemn sophistication or contemplation.

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