Wednesday, November 4, 2009

And Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

This is one of those photos you come across and are completely struck by despite having very little sense of the context or purpose. It's possible that this girl was photographed praying to commemorate first communion or some other religious rite. Perhaps she was an actor in a play. Whatever the case, this photo strikes me as surreal and eerie every time I look at it. The white dress. The somber expression. The ghostliness of the white dress on the white background.

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