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Martin, Paul Augustus
A fish porter working at Billingsgate is photographed completely unawares of the camera. Paul Martin was the first photographer to roam around the streets of London with a disguised camera taking candid pictures such as this solely for the purpose of showing 'life as it is'.
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The Estate of Paul Martin
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