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MedicalMedicalStill lifeStill life
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Gelatin silver printsGelatin silver printsFruitsFruits
Guidelines, manuals and instructionsGuidelines, manuals and instructionsDaguerreotypesDaguerreotypes
SurrealismSurrealismSubjective photography - Subjektive fotografieSubjective photography - Subjektive fotografie
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Czech RepublicCzech RepublicMagnumMagnum
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Dusseldorf SchoolDusseldorf SchoolDocumentaryDocumentary
WeatherWeatherStreet: Garry WinograndStreet: Garry Winogrand
GermanyGermanyStroboscopes and stroboscopyStroboscopes and stroboscopy
Fashion 1950-1960Fashion 1950-1960IndiaIndia
Movement and motionMovement and motionParisParis
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Carte de visiteCarte de visiteSolarizationSolarization
EphemeraEphemeraReligious architectureReligious architecture
Painting on photographsPainting on photographsEthnic and traditional costumesEthnic and traditional costumes
Albumen printsAlbumen printsStaircasesStaircases
Group portraitsGroup portraitsPrisonsPrisons
Photographing art - paintings and drawingsPhotographing art - paintings and drawingsHomoeroticismHomoeroticism
Salt printsSalt printsNative AmericansNative Americans
Tipped-in photographs in booksTipped-in photographs in booksEyesEyes
New Bauhaus / Art Institute of ChicagoNew Bauhaus / Art Institute of ChicagoExpeditions and explorationExpeditions and exploration
Cold War (1945-1991)Cold War (1945-1991)Street photographersStreet photographers
CaliforniaCaliforniaCharacters and occupational typesCharacters and occupational types
Sex IndustrySex IndustryPatriotismPatriotism
ChildrenChildrenAwards and medalsAwards and medals
Retouching, colouring and painting kitsRetouching, colouring and painting kitsEgyptEgypt

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Leni Riefenstahl 
Marjorie Gestring 
Gelatin silver print 
28.3 x 21.8cm (11 1/8 x 8 1/2in) 
Bloomsbury Auctions - London 
Auction, Photographs, 23 November 2012, Lot a48 

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