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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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HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN * October 29, 2015--February 15, 2016 * Curated by Valerie Fletcher * This comprehensive survey will include more than one hundred works of Surrealist sculpture by some twenty artists based throughout Europe and the US in addition to an unanticipated selection of Man Ray's rayographs, shots of "La Poupee" by Hans Bellmer, and transgendering photographs by Claude Cahun.
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.
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