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archival inkjet made from a scanned silver gelatin print with selective toning. Sulphide, gold and selenium

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Alexander of Diospolis was one of two named bishops who were mutilated and killed by Justinian in Constantinople in the 6th Century. They were victims of a pogrom against men who had sex with men, they had been blamed for earthquakes and plague. They were dragged through the hippodrome by their genitals till they were torn off and they bled to death to the delight of the crowds gathered to watch. The other bishop was Isiah of Rhodes

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