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The purpose by Farras Abdelnour

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MoMA, New York, NY. Mid-spring afternoon. April 2009.

Exposure: 1/320, f/9, 22mm, ISO-640
Post-processing: BW conversion/levels/stuff

Featured in JPG Cast-Offs on Nov. 9, 2009.

Cover image for Contre-jour challenge.


moma, new york


  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryalmost 5 years ago

    I like this very much! There is energy in this shot.

  • thank you helen! :-)

    – Farras Abdelnour

  • John Linton
    John Lintonalmost 5 years ago

    Killer silhouette.

  • thank you very much john :)

    – Farras Abdelnour

  • Tomatohead
    Tomatoheadalmost 5 years ago

    Oh wow Farras – this is great – both detailed and not…Lives suspended.

  • thanks a bunch nelson! it’s got to be one of my fav photos, and i think you read it largely right :)

    – Farras Abdelnour

  • gail anderson
    gail andersonalmost 5 years ago

    wow… this is awesome. agree with Helen… lots of energy here. the combination of the silhoutte’s and what appears to be a window, several stories high and the fact that they all look like they are walking into the ‘light’… adds a spiritual level.

  • thanks gail! correct, it’s a large window. i like your interpretation of silhouettes walking into the light, so to speak.

    – Farras Abdelnour

  • gail anderson
    gail andersonalmost 5 years ago

  • an awfully belated thank you gail :P

    – Farras Abdelnour

  • PBWright
    PBWrightalmost 5 years ago

    Oh, this is simply beautiful! And congrats on the feature!

  • thank you so very much, very kind of you!

    – Farras Abdelnour

  • linaji
    linajialmost 5 years ago

    stunning work my friend!

  • thank you so much, lina, always!

    – Farras Abdelnour

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago


  • many thanks, scott

    – Farras Abdelnour

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaalmost 5 years ago

    This is a fabulous B&W,,absolutely,,,congratulations Farras..:-)

  • thanks elfie for all your support :-)

    – Farras Abdelnour

  • Bradley Nichol
    Bradley Nicholalmost 5 years ago
    • W O W – i love this Farras, well done mate !
  • thanks very much bradley. glad you like the photo :)

    – Farras Abdelnour

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