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The Bride c. 1933

A bridle illusion that explores race, by juxtapositioning a white woman's neck and shoulders, with another woman's lips with a non-Caucasian face. Lace is used to portray the illusion of a bridal veil.

The elements of the image are so tightly put together that the viewer's eyes oscillate back and forth between the juxtaposed images. Hoch creates an image where the viewer is unable to define the woman's race clearly