Running Boy by Manuel Alvarez Bravo (1950s)

The photograph titled “Running Boy” by artist Manuel Alvarez Bravo from the 1950s depicts a young boy captured mid-stride, suggesting motion as he runs down a street. He appears to be passing by a wooden door on a textured wall, under which there’s a significant crack, and alongside a tall pole that’s leaning against an overhead wire. Additionally, there’s a small window built into the wall above him, through which two figures can be seen observing the scene below. The image conveys a sense of everyday life and movement within a seemingly quiet, texturally rich setting. The entire scene is rendered in grayscale, typical of photography from that era, which enhances the timeless, candid quality of the captured moment.

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