The shadows on this image look like they are being reflected from some sort of blinds/windows. the fact that the photo is black and white it makes the shadows and light on the persons body stand out a lot more with a really good coordination of stripes.
The ray of light peeking through the crack creates a blinding effect on the subject. The light is so bright that it blinds her vision, covering her eyes in the photo. The black and white filter makes the ray of light even more bright.