Today’s photo of the day is from Elena Fava Emerson’s 2000 student award of excellence project documenting an elderly American Indian Woman’s life.
Dorothy, the subject of the project, is 85 years old. She is the primary caregiver for her 80-year-old blind husband. The images show her patient and strong. She lives without running water or any other utilities.
This image is well composed with a strong foreground and background. Dorothy adjusts the stove while her husband George sits, demonstrating her role as responsible for the maintenance of their house. There is a fantastic cross light coming from the right, illuminating Dorothy and emphasizing the simplicity of the house.