Hospice at Ivry-sur-Seine
© Martine Franck/Magnum Photos

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Hospice at Ivry-sur-Seine 1975
The innocent humour of the old woman in this photograph gives us a portrait of photography; she photographs the photographer and she photographs us. The bowl of the carafe holds an upside-down reflection of the room, the photographer and the windows lighting the scene. An apparently simple picture encapsulates the inherent magic and difficulty of photography.


  • Acc. No. PGP 240.3
  • Medium Silver gelatine print
  • Size 50.80 x 40.60 cm
  • Credit Purchased 2001