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MemoryMemoryRivers and streamsRivers and streams
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CaliforniaCaliforniaHand-painted photographsHand-painted photographs
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Still lifeStill lifeYear of Revolutions (1848)Year of Revolutions (1848)
Non-canonical photographyNon-canonical photographyFamily lifeFamily life
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Composite portraitsComposite portraitsWater and waterfallsWater and waterfalls
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James Mellon 
Adult corpse mover 
[Love Faith Death] 
Gelatin silver print, toned 
10 x 8 ins (original print size) A3 (Scan) 
Provided by the artist - James Mellon 

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