Tzen Xing, one of our talented editors, is revealing that "the connecting hands form a powerful symbol and coherent visual movement. Her riveting eyes add that visceral intensity that is felt as well as seen."
The picture is in itself an essay on the essence of photography and on its partial truth. Knowing or guessing some of the contextual data of a picture may change its veridicality, our perception, and ultimately, our reading.
Is this Jordan river? Then it is a baptism, a documentary illusion. Is this a desperate glance? Then the tension is completely devastating.
Whatever the artist's intent, it is well served by the multiple levels, dialogues, and diverging looks. A "screaming" picture where even the sky ceiling is about to crash!
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