Street Scene by Bill Brandt (c. 1940)

The photograph “Street Scene” by artist Bill Brandt was taken around 1940. The image is a black-and-white photograph depicting two people standing against a wall covered with posters and advertisements. On the left side, there is a woman facing slightly to the right with a neutral expression, dressed in a coat with buttons and a collar. Next to her is a man wearing a hat and coat, his profile visible as he faces towards the woman. The lighting creates a strong shadow of the man and the woman on the wall behind them, suggesting the source of light is in front of them, off-camera. The posters in the background are partially obscured, but contain various texts and numbers which seem to be advertisements or public notices from the period.

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