relationship between those two design elements in the image, and contrasting with the human form.
The linear elements also contrast with the chaotic patterning of the graffiti wall behind the bench. The girl sits a distance removed from the two men, but doesn't look ill at ease. Their dark clothing, and the fact that the men read visually as one form, balances the girl's lighter clothing and placement more toward the center of the composition. If the bench with its occupants was centered in the composition, the message would be very different. Placing the bench left of center hints at the delicate balance of culture alluded to by other parts of the photograph.
I like this picture because it is a story about opposites, but also balance. Traditional culture, represented by the two men sitting on the bench, exists in tandem with change -represented by the girl and the graffiti wall behind her. And in this image at least, the two seem comfortable with each other.