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Woman at St. Peters Square - by Michael Ging | Wanderings

Woman St. Peters Rome - Michael Ging - The more I looked at this photo of a woman in St. Peters, Rome, the more moved I felt. Michael Ging has created quite a stunning effect. Reminds me of photos by W. Eugene Smith. Had to share it here:

Here's Ging's account of how the photo was made:

I first saw this woman at St. Peters square in Rome during the day.There were people who would come up to her and kneel with her to pray and then they would give her some money. I did not think this was to time, or place to photograph her, so I went on.The woman was very small (about 3 ft tall) and had clubbed feet. I never saw her face. As I was going to dinner as the sun was setting I was walking down this street as she was walking up. The light was beautiful giving texture to the cobble stone street. I took 4 photos as she passed me. I then gave a shop keeper who was watching me photgraph her 5 euros ,which he gave to her. I felt with the beautiful light that God wanted me to take this photo.I do not mean this in a religous sense ,sometimes when I am taking a photo everything goes perfect and you get this great feeling that you did things right.It was like because I did not take the photo in the square ,I was given another chance,with better light.
~ by Michael Ging

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