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A portfolio of twelve color plates produced and printed in Lausanne, Switzerland, at the offset-litho works of Jean Genoud. The plates, which span a 20 year period (1951-1971), reflect the breadth, both regional and photographic, of Duncan's career as a photojournalist, as well as revealing the maturity of his color eye. The carefully printed, separate plates reflect a wide range of subjects — tribesmen of Morocco, Afghanistan and Bali, Egyptian women at prayer, Russian horsemen, a Spanish bullfighter, sheep in Ireland, a Japanese temple, prismatic views of Paris, and Picasso alone in his studio — and are all encased within the four-flap enclosure.