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Armenian massacres (1915-1923)Armenian massacres (1915-1923)Photography assimilated into popular culturePhotography assimilated into popular culture
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Ice and snowIce and snowHistory of photographyHistory of photography
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Josef Sudek 
Plate included in "Josef Sudek: Profily 1" 
Gelatin silver print 
Swann Galleries - New York 
Courtesy of Swann Galleries (Auction, Dec 13, 2011, #2265, Lot 163) 

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