Untitled (Cranston Ritchie) by Ralph Eugene Meatyard (c. 1958-60)

The photograph “Untitled (Cranston Ritchie)” by Ralph Eugene Meatyard, taken around 1958-60, depicts what appears to be a middle-aged man standing in a wooden doorway. His body is partially visible, with one hand holding onto the door frame and the other holding a pair of eyeglasses. He wears a dark suit jacket over a lighter shirt and pants. The wooden texture of the door frame and the wall is rough and weathered, and the man looks directly at the camera with a neutral expression. To the right in the photograph, there’s a glimpse of a hand on the edge of the door frame, suggesting the presence of another person just outside the frame. The image is monochromatic, adding to the timeless quality of the scene.

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