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This is a collection of photos of New Orleans sex workers circa. 1912

This is more than just a collection of photos of New Orleans sex workers. 
This is a collection of photos, taken by EJ Bellocq. 
These women were not just sex workers he found for an edgy project, they were his friends. 
Every outfit, background, and pose was chosen by the woman in the photograph.
This is a collection of photographs of prostitutes, showing you how they see themselves. Who they are.
I think that’s the most beautiful part of these pictures.  

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Bolded for emphasis.

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