Description at the back: North Carolina, USA, 1950.
Photographer: Elliott Erwitt
One of the notable photographs.
"The photograph represents the injustice of segregation of black and white people in America during this time. We don’t necessarily need to know any background information, the photograph itself tells the story. The ‘white’ water fountain is visibly more luxurious than the ‘colored’. We can therefore see straight away that the image is simply evidence of controversial inequality. We can see on the man’s face him glancing almost longingly at the ‘white’ fountain." quoted from sophiedaveyphoto.wordpress.com.
Elliott Erwitt, really Elio Romano Erwitt, (1928) is an American advertising and documentary photographer known for his black and white candid shots of ironic and absurd situations within everyday settings. He was a freelance photographer and produced work for Collier's, Look, Life and Holiday.