Published June 1, 1953
If this photograph appears reminiscent of a scene from Hemingway, consider it intentional. The subject of this portrait is Anselmo, the Cuban fisherman on whom the writer based the character of Santiago in The Old Man and the Sea. Even though it's a relatively tight shot, the image is all shadows. Two bottles of wine sit evocatively in the foreground, while all we see of the fisherman is a small sliver of his face. Leland Hayward's moody work appeared in the June 1, 1953, Vogue.
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