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Photographer, Herat, Afghanistan
  • Elliott Erwitt
    born 1928
    born: Paris, France
  • Photographer, Herat, Afghanistan, 1977
  • Recent Developments
  • Where object was made: Afghanistan
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 20.1 x 29.9 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 7/8 x 11 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Gift of Mr. Albert B. Cohen
  • Not on display
  • 1981.0156
Description

Black-and-white image of two men in front of a storefront. The man in the left side of the image is standing, facing the viewer, and holding several cards in his proper right hand. His left hand is on the shoulder of the man in the right side of the image. He is wearing a dark scarf, wrapped around his head, a long, white, tunic shirt, and a small, unfastened, black vest. The man in the right side of the image is wearing a white, long-sleeved shirt, and he is touching his chin with his left hand. He is wearing a light-colored hat that has a small brim in the front. There is a wooden box on a stand, in the right side of the image, and it has a small, metal door in the front. There is a piece of large, dark material draped behind the man in the right side of the image, and on the right side of the material there are small, portrait photographs lining the wall.