Photo by @williamalbertallard
In the lovely but small French Basque town of Sare there was a weekend festival in the fall of 1967. These three men were standing in a doorway listening to a Basque poet. I was standing a bit below them which allowed me to frame them with just some ceiling beams above them but the base of the picture is dark with their coats and it’s their ancient appearing faces that stand out; faces that are seemingly ageless, all three intent upon what the poet is saying to them. Basque is an impossible language so I, of course, had no idea what so ever the poet was saying. But I was completely caught up in these three mens’ faces. And I still am.
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