Window in Osborn Street by Bill Brandt (1931-35)

The photograph “Window in Osborn Street” was taken by Bill Brandt sometime between 1931 and 1935. It displays a stark and emotive scene featuring three children. The children are looking out through a large, rectangular, open window that appears to be at or near ground level. They are framed by what seems to be a dark, textured brick wall with some graffiti scrawled on it above the window. The children’s expressions are somber or serious, and they look directly at the camera. The patterns on their clothes and the gritty texture of the wall convey a strong sense of the time period and the socioeconomic conditions they might have lived in. The overall tone of the photograph is compelling, drawing attention to the children in a candid and perhaps uncomfortable moment of their daily lives.

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