This black and white photograph shows a partial view of an airshaft of a brick building. From its vantage point, the viewer looks down on three stories of windows, some with curtains. The view of the airshaft is cut diagonally with shadow, which runs from the top to the bottom of the photograph. A line—possibly a clothesline—runs through the airshaft.

Airshaft, Harlem

Aaron Siskind

1940; printed 1981