This picture was taken by Garry Winogrand in 1960. This image reminded me of when Sturken & Cartwright talk about motion on pictures. The idea of learning something by freezing moments in the flow of a body’s continuous process left me thinking what could be learned from this image. Could we assume the swimmer is on a swimming competence by looking at her trying to reach the poolside? And why is there a pig right next to her?
Winogrand was stereotyped as a “street photographer”, so this image could also be just an ordinary girl enjoying a day at the pool with her pet. It’s interesting to think about all the different interpretations this photograph could have.