People are things.
Also, this is very sculptural. Without the context, it could be a bronze as easily as a person.
Having the context, for this photograph, is very comforting. With the little wall removed, the photograph becomes ambiguous and quite uncomfortable. Is it a movie still? A bronze? Is it an allegory, a myth I don't know, or actually a woman crawling for her life? It could be anything, and many of the possibilities are uncomfortable to imagine.
Not every photograph is, or should be, comfortable.