A Rayograph is a photographic print created by placing objects onto photosensitive paper and exposing them to light.

The term ‘Rayograph’ was coined by Man Ray to describe his unique approach to creating photograms. Photograms are photographic prints made by arranging objects and materials directly onto photosensitive paper and exposing them to light, typically without the use of a camera. Man Ray's ‘Rayographs’ are a notable and influential example of this technique.

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Parra's studio, with Parra at the centre, his back to the camera as he works on the large painting takes centre stage, showing a faceless blue woman in a striped dress, painted in red, purple, blue and teal. The studio is full of brightly coloured paints, with a large window on the right and a patterned rug across the floor under the painting.