While Alfred Watson only infrequently focused his lens on strangers,  the images of those he did photograph revealed a great deal. His subjects were, for the most part, people he came across while driving along the rural roads of Venango County, Pennsylvania.

   Watson’s portraits captured not only the mood and physical details of his subjects, but their attitude and status in life. That includes the poignant image of the migrant woman below, her lined face revealing the hardships she has endured.