Caught mid-stride, two figures approach each other on an otherwise empty road. Carefully mincing her steps, the young woman carries a parcel; in Manuel Alvarez Bravo's eyes, she is making an offering. The young man, on the other hand, hurries along, propelled forward by his lengthy gait. Alvarez Bravo saw the man's movement as flight, as if he were hiding or running away. Above them, a different kind of movement stirs the clothelines, as laundry items saturated with midday sun blow in the breeze. Though their paths are about to cross, the lives of these two people may never connect. Alvarez Bravo's image captures the tension of encounters on city streets and illustrates the indifference that people express towards one another in urban environments.