Saturday, March 10, 2007

"Boy destroying a piano"

from the photographer:

This place, Panty-Waen, once voted the most beautiful village in South Wales in the 1930's, has long since been obliterated by opencast mining. This young boy epitimizes our ambivalent love for both rugby and music. When I asked him what he was doing, he replied, "My mother gave it to me to mend."

photo by Philip Jones Griffiths, Wales. 1961.

1 comment:

steve said...

My grandfather, irked at everything around the shop that I whad been breaking, gave me a crowbar. I threw it in the well...I'd forgotten about that till just right now.