Why this photograph? Well, to start, I adore poppies. It's also a beautiful photograph of poppies. Poppies remind me of The Wizard of Oz. Remember when the wicked witch of the west puts Dorothy and her companions to sleep in a field of poppies? A reference to the dangers of drugs? Poppies are primal. I imagine they haven't changed much in the last bajillion years. I imagine they were around with the dinosaurs. And then there are those tissue paper petals. So beautiful.
This photograph is presented alongside portrait photographs of women, all beguiling. Have a look. See more of Joyce Tenneson's work here.