Monday, January 31, 2011

Young Man in Profile

Another 'RPPC' (Real Photo Post Card) from, I think, the 1940s or 1950s. Unlike many examples of vernacular photography, it captures something rather more than mere everyday-ness. As Julia Kristeva puts it, 'In every bourgeois family, there is one child who has a soul.'

1 comment:

  1. Yes, he has a soul. Partly because of a certain vanity and softness; partly because he looks faintly abused.