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A Must for Married Women
Photograph by Carolyn Drake

A hair stylist prepares a sheitel, Yiddish for wig, at a shop called Raizy's in Crown Heights. Married Orthodox women wear wigs in public, reserving the sight of their natural hair for the sole eyes of their husbands. Such modesty comes at a price: A sheitel with a natural look can cost upwards of $1,000.


Photo Fast Facts
Camera: Canon EOS 1N
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 400
Lens: 17-35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/3.2
Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Ambient mixed with fill flash bounced off ceiling

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