Three figures are layered in this black and white photograph. Two foreground torsos frame the third woman. The closer figures are only fractionally visible. The one on the right extends her arm in front of the body on the left edge.
The central character does not intersect either of the other two. She stands on her toes, her back curved, confidently looking forward.
The composition presents a series of concentric shapes. Inner-most of these is the negative shape (open space) between the central figure’s body and her arm. This central figure forms the next shape with the outline of her body. The bright light surrounding her is the next layer, this bright circle of light is distinct from the next layer: the darker backgound around the central figure. The final ring is made of the foreground figures that merge with all four frame edges.