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Now 71, the Bri­tish pho­tog­ra­pher Chris Steele-Perkins be­gan tak­ing pic­tures nearly half a cen­tury ago. From in­ner cities to Teddy Boys and the aris­toc­racy, via Le­banon, El Sal­vador and Africa, his cam­era has rarely been in its case since.

The pic­ture above was made on as­sign­ment for the pres­ti­gious agency Mag­num Pho­tos, of which Steele-Perkins has been a mem­ber since 1979. Taken shortly af­ter the start of the first Gulf War, in a desert camp bor­der­ing Iraq and Jor­dan, it shows refugees en­gulfed in a sand­storm, pro­tect­ing their ba­bies by hud­dling un­der a piece of cloth. The im­age is one of 100 by Mag­num pho­tog­ra­phers on sale from Mon­day, for five days only, at $100 for a 6in square print.


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