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Silver gelatin print. camera: hasselblad, 400 asa ilford delta film. 253 mm x 203 mm. © Photo: Royal Academy of Arts, London. Photographer: Anne-Katrin Purkiss.
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Anne-Katrin Purkiss (b. 1959)
RA Collection: Art
253 mm x 203 mm
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