Photographic prints made by laying objects onto photographic paper and exposing it to light

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  • Robert Rauschenberg Untitled
    Robert Rauschenberg
    Untitled 1951
    182.8 x 121.9 cm
  • György Kepes, 'Compass and Strainer Photogram' n.d.
    György Kepes
    Compass and Strainer Photogram n.d.

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.

Artist Man Ray refined and personalised the technique to such an extent that the new prints eventually carried his name ‘rayographs’.