19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Marta Giannini at 8, 1916, after unknown

On holiday near her home in Florence, the startlingly beautiful child was caught by a photographer in a spontaneous moment of nearly unnatural grace. I photographed her weathered, unsigned marble portrait, & the view from Pistoia next day. Polio.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Florence, Italy
Copyright: © J. Carson Barnes