Portrait of a Black Woman

I rarely take portraits, other than the occasional quick shot of my granddaughter at family gatherings. This woman was one of the vendors at a flea market in WI, and I was struck by her bearing and sense of style. When I asked if she minded me taking her picture she kept repeating, “I’m so shy.” I couldn’t get her to look at me, so I knelt and shot upward. I wish I’d taken the time to ask her name…

Black Woman with Umbrella, B&W Fade; FS, Watermark       Wisconsin Weekend, June  2011 296 (3)

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