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Photography review

Wit and wonders in ‘Collection Selections’ photo show

For Boston-area photography lovers, Christmas comes early this year, courtesy of Gallery Kayafas and “Collection Selections.” The show consists of 21 photographs from the holdings of several local collectors. It runs through Jan. 5.

All of the images are choice. Some are very familiar, and justifiably so: Manuel Alvarez Bravo’s “Assassinated Worker,” Berenice Abbott’s “Newsstand,” Harry Callahan’s head-above-water “Eleanor.” Others deserve to be more familiar than they already are: Frank Gohlke’s “Minnesota,” with its juxtaposed lightning bolt and grain elevators; Duane Michals’s “Magritte, Brussels,” a drily witty diptych showing the famous Surrealist fore and aft; Garry Winogrand’s 1958 view of a man seemingly decapitated by the Coney Island boardwalk — a picture as witty as Michals’s, but broad in its wit rather than dry.

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