What do you see when you see a photograph? You see a moment, you see light, you see dark, you see the one clicking the shutter just as much as you see the one in the frame. Since returning to photography in the past year, I've been mystified by the nature of a photograph – what makes a striking photo so, and how that determination is affected by many fleeting things.

Anatomy of a photograph is a project to answer the question I've kept asking myself over the past year: What do we see when we see a photo?

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P.S. I'm Abigail, the mercurial brain behind this project. I'm a photojournalist and documentary photographer. You can find out more about me on my website, and you can email me at geigeraw@gmail.com.

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