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SolarizationSolarizationMiddle EastMiddle East
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Erotica and nudesErotica and nudesAuthors, playwrights and poetsAuthors, playwrights and poets
FashionFashionCalotypists - EgyptCalotypists - Egypt
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MagnumMagnumIndian Mutiny (1857-1858)Indian Mutiny (1857-1858)
StreetStreetGuidelines, manuals and instructionsGuidelines, manuals and instructions
EvidenceEvidenceAbstraction of the realAbstraction of the real
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Street: Garry WinograndStreet: Garry WinograndSubjective photography - Subjektive fotografieSubjective photography - Subjektive fotografie
HandsHandsDeserts and dunesDeserts and dunes
SignageSignageExperimental and manipulated photographyExperimental and manipulated photography
PhotogramsPhotogramsSports and pastimesSports and pastimes

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Helmut Newton 
X-ray, French Vogue, Paris 
Gelatin silver print 
14 3/8 x 11 ins (36.5 x 27.7 cm, image) 
Christie's - London 
31 October 2012, Sale: 7272, Photographs, Lot: 44 

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