Gloria Swanson by Edward Steichen (1924)

The photograph titled “Gloria Swanson” was taken by the artist Edward Steichen in 1924. In this iconic image, the subject is seen in a close-up portrait, evoking a sense of glamour and intensity. The photograph showcases the subject’s face partially veiled with a patterned material that casts intricate shadows and textures across her visage, emphasizing her expressively captivating eyes that directly engage the viewer. The contrast between the ornate lace and the soft, subtle detailing of the subject’s features creates an alluring composition, characteristic of Steichen’s work and the era’s fascination with the interplay between light, shadow, and texture.

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