photogram

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pho·to·gram

 (fō′tə-grăm′)
n.
1. An image produced without a camera by placing an object on photosensitive paper and exposing it to light.
2. A photograph.

photogram

(ˈfəʊtəˌɡræm)
n
1. (Photography) a picture, usually abstract, produced on a photographic material without the use of a camera, as by placing an object on the material and exposing to light
2. (Photography) obsolete a photograph, often of the more artistic kind rather than a mechanical record
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Ruff's most recent images have been made via a technique that does not seem new at all: They resemble what used to be called photograms or rayographs, a la El Lissitzky, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray, and many other modernists--cameraless photographs made by placing objects directly onto photosensitive materials (such as photographic paper) and exposing them to light.
Of course there have been many distinguished forays into the direction of abstract images, starting with Schadographs and Rayographs in the 1920s and continuing to this day with photograms.
THE RAYOGRAPHS Francis/Yellow Hair These three girls have a dark brooding air about them that calls to mind PJ Harvey, Nick Cave and The Breeders.