John Paul Jones by Lee Friedlander (1973)

The photograph titled “John Paul Jones” was taken by the artist Lee Friedlander in 1973. It features a black and white image of a monument which appears to be dedicated to John Paul Jones, a notable figure in American naval history. The monument stands tall and is the focal point of the photo, with a prominent shadow cast on its side. Surrounding the monument, there’s a stark contrast between the well-maintained site of the monument and a deep, rough-looking trench in the foreground which seems to be part of some excavation or construction work. There’s a small structure within the trench, and the background includes leafless trees and a clear sky, suggesting a stark or barren landscape which might be indicative of the season or the setting’s austerity.

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