* and Umbrella
A crowd of guys* and very few women* are watching this elegant stunt: a woman* in mid air, jumping with a vast umbrella in a pool. The magical character of photography is well represented by this static flight, a frozen movement, something that is hardly visible to the eye. The title “Sprung mit Schirm und Charme” (engl.: leap with umbrella and charm) underlines the gendered aspect of the image. Is spectatorship charming? And did it hurt (the stunt)?
Postcard “Sprung mit Schirm und Charme“, Edition “Die Goldenen Zwanziger”, Copyright: ullstein bild.