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Margarita de Bonompak

Margarita de Bonompak

1949, gelatin silver print, 8x10 in (20.3x25.4 cm)

Margarita de Bonampak portrays a young Mexican woman whose direct downward gaze is obscured, making her face seem mask-like and inanimate. The angle of the shot emphasizes the body beneath which is denied to the viewer, the only hint of her sexuality revealed by the flow of her hair over the adolescent breast.