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(Photography) photog a movement in photography that occurred in the late 19th and early 20th century and whose aim was that photography should be more artistic and should imitate the paintings of the time
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(pɪkˈtɔr i əˌlɪz əm, -ˈtoʊr-)

the creation or use of pictures or visual images, esp. of recognizable or realistic representations.
pic•to′ri•al•ist, n.
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