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Thomas Hoepker Modelling class. The Korean National Academy of Arts, a new college campus for the arts (theater, dance, performance, traditional music, painting and sculpture). Seoul, Korea. 2007. © Thomas Hoepker | Magnum Photos
Abbas Students of the Fine Art faculty of Kabul University draw from a male live model. All representation of the human face or body were strictly forbidden during the Taliban rule. Kabul, Afghanistan. 2 (...)
A. Abbas IRAN. Tehran. May 2001.

Ashraf is a model to her husband, modern painter Khosrow HASSANZADEH, in his studio. © A. Abbas | Magnum Photos
Rene Burri FRA.Paris.1981.

A model poses as an artist for a fashion shooting, in the hall of the Ecole des Beaux Arts. © Rene Burri | Magnum Photos
Martine Franck FRANCE. Ile de France region. Fontainebleau. The French sculptor Etienne MARTIN and a model in his studio. 1966. © Martine Franck | Magnum Photos
A. Abbas FRANCE. Paris. Beaux-Arts School. A student draws from a live model. 1981. © A. Abbas | Magnum Photos
Henri Cartier-Bresson French painter Henri Matisse and his model, Lydia Delectorskaya. Cimiez district, Nice, France. February 1944. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos
Rene Burri FRANCE. Paris. 14th arrondissement. Rue Campagne Premiere. French artist Yves KLEIN directing a model in "body art painting". 1961. © Rene Burri | Magnum Photos
Herbert List GREECE. Athens. Greek painter, Yannis TSAROUCHIS with model. 1949.

P-GR-TSA-001 © Herbert List | Magnum Photos
Burt Glinn USA. San Francisco. 1960. Snaps of ude model Virgina Campbell-Buller in the studio of painter Casey Van Duren. This is a basemnet studio in the heart of North Beach. She is a native of England but (...)
A. Abbas BRAZIL. Bahia state. Salvador. Home of photographer Mario CRAVO NETO. 1996. © A. Abbas | Magnum Photos
A. Abbas ALGERIA. At the School of Fine Arts in Algiers, nude live models have been banned for many years. Classical statues are still used, but professors and students feat that they might go too, under ne (...)
Martin Parr FRANCE. Paris. Tourists posing for artists in the Place du Tertre. 2000. © Martin Parr | Magnum Photos
Henri Cartier-Bresson FRANCE. Nice. Cimiez district. February 1944. French painter Henri MATISSE, with his model Micaela AVOGADRO. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos
Henri Cartier-Bresson FRANCE. Nice. Cimiez district. February 1944. French painter Henri MATISSE, with his model Micaela AVOGADRO. © Henri Cartier-Bresson | Magnum Photos
Thomas Hoepker Modelling class. The Korean National Academy of Arts, a new college campus for the arts (theater, dance, performance, traditional music, painting and sculpture). Seoul, Korea. 2007. © Thomas Hoepker | Magnum Photos