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Wayne Miller Eartha Kitt (center) leading a dance troupe rehearsing for the Chez Paree. Chicago, Illinois, USA. 1948. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller USA. Illinois. Chicago. 1947. Wednesday night bible class at a storefront church. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller Mark Sealy became fascinated with Wayne Miller's work in Chicago while looking through the Magnum archives for Black Chronicles. Wedding. Chicago, Illinois, USA. 1946. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller Mark Sealy became fascinated with Wayne Miller's work in Chicago while looking through the Magnum archives for Black Chronicles. One-room kitchenette. Chicago, Illinois, USA. 1947. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller Mark Sealy became fascinated with Wayne Miller's work in Chicago while looking through the Magnum archives for Black Chronicles. Female impersonator. Chicago, Illinois, USA. 1947. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller USA. Illinois. Chicago. 1947. Tuesday Afternoon on South Halsted Street. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller Mark Sealy became fascinated with Wayne Miller's work in Chicago while looking through the Magnum archives for Black Chronicles. Keeping warm, pool hall. Chicago, Illinois, USA. 1948. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller Mark Sealy became fascinated with Wayne Miller's work in Chicago while looking through the Magnum archives for Black Chronicles. Afternoon game at table 2. Chicago, Illinois, USA. 1948. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller USA. Illinois. Chicago. 1947. Female Impersonator dressing for a performance at Joe's DeLuxe Club. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller USA. Illinois. Chicago. 1947. Party at the Parkway Community House, 1947. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller USA. Illinois. Chicago. 1948. This boys father, Eldzier Corter, traded his paintings for piano lessons. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller USA. Illinois. Chicago. 1946. A tenement on South Indiana Avenue, the type of housing for half of the city's black children. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Wayne Miller USA. Illinois. Chicago. 1948. Louis JORDAN, a popular musician who had a flair for putting advice for the lovelorn into his lyrics. © Wayne Miller | Magnum Photos
Marc Riboud USSR. Moscow. Gorki Park. World chess championship. 1960. Spectators look on. © Marc Riboud | Magnum Photos
Eve Arnold featured in the Analog Recovery exhibition at LE BAL: Civil strike, Core group. Training activist not to react to provocation. Petersburg, Virginia, USA. 1960. © Eve Arnold | Magnum Photos
Robert Capa © International Center of Photography FRANCE. Normandy. June 6th, 1944. US troops assault Omaha Beach during the D-Day landings. © Robert Capa © International Center of Photography | Magnum Photos
Leonard Freed Featured in the Analog Recovery exhibition at LE BAL: Harlem Fashion Show. Harlem. NY, USA. 1963. © Leonard Freed | Magnum Photos
Raymond Depardon Featured in the Analog Recovery exhibition at LE BAL: A young Chamounist militiaman with a Soviet made gun prepares to patrol the streets. Christian sector of Achrafieh, East Beirut. © Raymond Depardon | Magnum Photos