DescriptionDate: 1926Location: ParisLike "Canal Saint Martin" (Image 8), this photograph explores the commonplace, working scenes that Kertész loved. The woman on the left, despite her well-worn clothing, has an almost formal air with her piled hair, strong profile, and erect posture. Kertész included this picture in his Day of Paris (1945) and added a caption: “When business is lax, the talk turns, as it will in Paris, to Love. The story here is, fat Mlle. Jeanne has a lover, and either he or she treats the other badly; but which? She won’t talk. For ten years, Mme. Rosine, a chaste widow, has promised the stands that she will get them the story. She is, as usual, getting nowhere.” The variety of textures, striking color contrasts, and above all the suggestion of story are characteristic of Kertész.