For me, there is something devastatingly moving about this photograph. Fragile, isolated and alone, a very elderly homeless woman sits in the burning heat of a Lexington Avenue summer afternoon. If I hadn’t taken it myself and came across the image with a caption declaring that it was shot on the streets of some third world country, or outside the walls of a refugee camp, I would have believed it. Amazing to think that Bloomingdale’s is only a couple of blocks north of her and the opulent stores on 5th Avenue a few blocks to the west.
Difficult to photograph and hard to comprehend.
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