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The four artists featured in the Fraser Gallery’s “Photography Only” exhibition are all photographers, and they’re all women—but that’s where the similarities end. Lida Moser and Dianora Niccolini, both now in their 80s, contributed several nudes, including a few by Niccolini that are unsparing in their detail: leg and chest hairs, beads of sweat, goosebumps, and the occasional dangling member. Joyce Tenneson’s feminine fantasy images are a decade or more old, but their pastel tones are much friendlier to the eye than the lemon-yellow-and-sepia style that has overwhelmed her subsequent work. Elsa Mora, who’s still in her 20s, offers a more diabolical vision: A native Cuban, Mora uses the juxtaposition of iron and flesh to meditate on the meaning of freedoms; in one, she skillfully turns a piece of sculpted metal into the shadow of a raven’s head. Though Mora’s images sometimes verge on the pretentious, it’s likely that this first Washington exhibition won’t be her last. The works are on view from noon to 6 p.m. (see City List for other dates) at Fraser Gallery, 1054 31st St. NW. Free. (202) 298-6450. (Louis Jacobson)