The Fortune Teller by Robert Doisneau (1951)

“The Fortune Teller” is a photograph taken by Robert Doisneau in 1951. The image captures a person, presumably a woman given the attire and appearance, sitting at a table with Tarot cards spread out before her. The individual is wearing a dark dress with a white collar and a headband, adding to the mystical aura of a fortune teller. On the person’s chest, there appears to be a small, decorative emblem or pendant. The expression on the face seems contemplative or focused, perhaps on the cards or the art of fortune-telling itself. The lighting and composition of the photograph evoke a sense of intimacy and introspection, characteristic of Doisneau’s humanistic approach to photography.

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