A photogram is a photographic print made by laying objects onto photographic paper and exposing it to light
The technique of creating photographic prints without using a camera (photograms) is as old as photography itself – but emerged again in various avant-garde contexts in the early 1920s.
Out of the light, into the shadows
Why are photograms, and other cameraless photographic techniques, currently proliferate in contemporary art? Our Tate Etc. essay explores this question.