Rennie Booher, Danville, Virginia by Emmet Gowin (1972)

The photograph titled “Rennie Booher,” created by artist Emmet Gowin, was taken in Danville, Virginia.

In the photograph, an elderly woman is lying in a bed with frilled white linens, giving the appearance of a soft, ruffled texture. She appears to be wearing dark clothing, contrasting with the white bedding. A translucent white curtain is draped near the head of the bed, partially obscuring the view. A plant can be seen to the left, by the window, which lets through diffused light, contributing to the serene, ethereal atmosphere of the scene. The perspective is from above, creating an intimate yet respectful observation of the woman in her restful state.

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