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Yes. You did see it correctly! It is a photo of a man defecating on a beach.

But not just any ordinary man. It is the iconic photograph showing the French painter/illustrator, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, defecating on the beach at Le Crotoy in 1898. You can view this and more in an exhibition celebrating the first century of photography in France with vintage photographs using a variety of techniques and on all sorts of subjects, details of which can be found here.


Photo: Maurice Joyant, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec defecating on the beach at Le Crotoy, Picardie, 1898 - Diemar Noble.

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Comment by Michael Wong on May 13, 2011 at 11:02

P.S.  So when in France when taking a photo, don't say 'Cheese" but instead say to your subject 'P** P**' !

Mind you, the cheeses in France do taste great ......

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