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Elton's other greatest hits collection: vintage photos from 1920s-'50s

The Tate Modern in London will highlight 191 works collected by flamboyant singer Elton John from a trove of nearly 8,000 rare pieces

Photographs by American visual artist Man Ray titled Noire et Blanche positive and Noire et Blanche negative (1926) go on display at London's Tate Modern. The flamboyant singer's collection is now regarded as one of the leading private photography collections in the world.

Migrant Mother (1936) by Dorothea Lange. The photographer, who died in 1965, is best known for her searing chronicles of the Great Depression and also for her photographs of migratory farm workers.


ELTON John famously collects eccentric eyewear. He is less widely known as a collector of photography - and yet the singer-songwriter owns close to 8,000 pieces dating from 1910 to the present.

Highlights from that collection are being shown at Tate Modern in London. For the...

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