Image of Brazilian miners helps sale of classic agency photographs fetch pounds 90,000

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A 1980s photograph by Sebastiao Salgado of workers at the Serra Pelada goldmine in Brazil which sold for pounds 1,495 during an auction at Christie's in London yesterday.

The photograph was one of a series of classic images being sold by the Magnum Photo Agency which realised a total of pounds 90,000.

The single top price of pounds 6,325 was paid anonymously for a previously unpublished portrait of the actress Marilyn Monroe, taken by Eve Arnold in 1961, on the set of her last film, The Misfits.

(Photograph omitted)