William Egglestone's Untitled (Near Minter City and Glendora, Mississippi) (1970) has made £62,500 ($105,825) at Phillips' Photography sale in London.
Egglestone was among the first photographers to successfully experiment with colour during the 1960s and 1970s and has proven highly influential on subsequent generations.
The image at auction was taken just after he graduated from the University of Mississippi - a time when he was beginning to gain recognition for his pioneering work.
His photographs have proven popular among collectors over the years, with one set of 36 large pigment prints selling for a combined $5.9m at Christie's New York in 2006. One sold for $578,500, which stands as his auction record.
Desiree Dolron's Xteriors I from 2000 was another highlight, making £56,250 ($95,242).
The image is taken from her Xteriors series, which was shot in a mansion in Utrecht and makes extensive use of digital manipulation.
Her work is intended to echo that of the Flemish primitives, a movement formed of 15th and 16th century artists including Hieronymus Bosch and Hugo Van Der Goes.
Her work has been exhibited in some of the world's biggest museums, including the Guggenheim in New York and the V&A in London.
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