Saturday, December 13, 2008

Girl with comb in her hair

Taken in downtown Newburgh, New York, a crumbling city of beautiful Victorian houses and a population of ninety percent African Americans, the majority of whom have no work. I asked: "May I take your picture?" "Of course you may," she replied, "The camera loves me." She was standing in the sunlight and I asked her to move under the shade of a tree, where the light was softer. A friend of Caroline's at work saw this picture on the wall of her office and fell in love with her. He now has a copy on his wall.
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