I've first seen this picture in the booklet of Suede's "Dog Man Star" tape that I borrowed from Radek. It was small and somewhere at the bottom of the page, around "We Are the Pigs" lyrics. I wasn't into photography back then, but this image hit me strong. Today, while browsing Magnum's archive, I realized it was taken by Philip Jones Griffiths. Great picture, great LP.
Mr. Griffiths' caption: This young boy epitomizes our Welsh ambivalent love for both rugby and music. This place, Pant-y-Wean, was once, in the 1930s, voted the most Beautiful Village in South Wales, but it has long since been obliterated by opencast mining. When I asked what he was doing, he replied, "My mother gave it to me to mend."
środa, 26 sierpnia 2009
Posted by kubadab at 09:12