Definition of photogram in US English:

photogram

noun

  • 1A picture produced with photographic materials, such as light-sensitive paper, but without a camera.

    • ‘Sugiura often uses the photogram as a paper negative to print a positive, in which the subject becomes a black silhouette.’
    • ‘His work of this period included photograms - photographic images made without a camera or lens by placing two or three-dimensional objects on sensitized paper and exposing the arrangement to light.’
    • ‘In the third gallery are intricate pen and ink drawings, paper collages and photograms in which Conner explores the eclipsing of the self in the face of the fantastic and the sublime in religious, naturalist and scientific discourse.’
    • ‘Using nylon, copper, light, steel and found objects, Khumari has created an exhibition of sculptures and photograms, which are made by exposing objects placed on treated paper to sunlight.’
    • ‘Pinhole is about as simple as you can get - and photograms eliminate the camera altogether.’
    1. 1.1archaic A photograph.
      • ‘'Photogram' is simply an archaic word for a photograph.’

Pronunciation

photogram

/ˈfōdəˌɡram/