Volterra Contrast

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© Deborah Downes
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Photo Info
UploadedSeptember 2, 2009
TakenMarch 15, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/100 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length80 mm

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This shot speaks to me of the unsettling contrasts within the Tuscan hill town of Voterra, as well as traditional and more modern roles. There’s the affectionate couple with their child and then the solo father with his kids. Not sure what to make of how the single dad is pushing the stroller. Is he being playful or begrudgingly spending time with his kids? Is he in fact a single dad or just giving his wife a much needed break?

Sure wish we had in the US strollers like this, where an older kiddo can comfortably stand.

Note: My dear JPG friends please check out my latest essay. I'm hoping this is the kind of gender role story JPG is looking for. Thanks!

In the On the Streets of Italy photo essay.

7 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (2 Sep 2009):

    Lets hope he just likes to spend time with the kids. I always wonder about people when I go out too. Great shot.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (2 Sep 2009):

    Well entered, I think he's just trying to appear cool...

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (2 Sep 2009):

    I tend to agree with Eithne, yet I think it might be a matter of posture since men are usu. taller....it's hard to bend over to a lower object. (just a thought)

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (2 Sep 2009):

    I've never seen a stroller like that in the U.S. Super shot and entry!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (2 Sep 2009):

    Thanks everyone. Mike, there's actually a platform on the back of that stroller designed for little feet to stand on.

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (18 Sep 2009):

    I really like the composition on this photo. That is one fabulous stroller!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (15 Sep 2010):

    That is a wonderful stroller! Love the little wheels behind. Excellent and you have my vote!

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