Mother and child, 1968

I can’t remember taking this photograph. My negative says 1968 and the rest of the images on the contact sheet are of Coney Island, so it’s a total mystery to me! It was first discovered by Sean Corcoran at the Museum of the City of New York who was doing an edit of my Coney Island work and there it was sandwiched between the boardwalk and the Cyclone! I love the gaze between mother and child. The camera doesn’t actually catch the eyes, yet the bond of love is so clear and the quality of light in the room accentuates the sense of tenderness between them.

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