Girl Holding Kitten by Bruce Davidson
Do you know this girl? In 1960, American documentary photographer Bruce Davidson was traveling in London, and captured this haunting image of a young woman holding a small kitten. Although 50 years have passed, the subject of the impromptu shot has held his curiosity ever since.
Recently, Davidson was in the UK to accept an award, and spoke to The Guardian about the genesis of the photograph.
He says: "She was with two friends and they were on their way to a concert which, as I remember it, took place on an island. I hung around them for a few hours. The girl with the kitten, the bedroll and the beautifully innocent, hopeful, mysterious face has stayed with me ever since."
"If she is still alive, I'd love to know what she is doing now, what her story is. I never even wrote down her first name. I know it's 50 odd years ago, but someone out there must know who she is, surely."
Via The Guardian