Guardia Civil, Spain by W. Eugene Smith (1950)

The photograph titled “Guardia Civil, Spain” is a black and white image captured by the artist W. Eugene Smith in the year 1950. The image depicts three members of the Spanish Civil Guard, known as Guardia Civil, in uniform. The figure in the foreground appears significantly larger due to the perspective, with a stern, dominating expression. The two figures behind him are slightly out of focus, reinforcing the prominence of the figure in front. They wear traditional Guardia Civil hats and are adorned with badges that signify their affiliation. The background shows a cracked, textured wall, emphasizing the rough and serious nature of the subjects. The lighting in the photograph casts deep shadows on the faces of the subjects, creating a dramatic and intense atmosphere.

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