Jack Delano visited Puerto Rico for the first time in 1941, on a photo assignment from the US Farm Services Administration.
He loved the island so much that he returned with his wife in 1946. He lived there for the next 51 years, until he died in 1997.
Delano never stopped taking photographs. He left over 15,000 images of Puerto Rico. Many of them show a striking sensitivity: an awareness of the person, the landscape, and the spirit inside both of them.
The moment you see below, was preserved by Delano in 1946, shortly after he returned to Puerto Rico.
The image speaks for itself.