Based on a remarkable selection of contact sheets and additional material allows for the first time how Magnum photographers make their best photos. This monumental publication reveals the creative methods, strategies and editorial processes behind many of the most famous pictures in the world.
Magnum Contact Sheets includes 139 contact sheets of 69 photographers, in addition to enlarged details, selected photos, press cards, notebooks, and double pages from magazines such as Life and Picture Post. Further insight into the contact prints offered through texts by the photographers themselves or of experts chosen by the heirs of Magnum members.
This issue will not only established greats of photography addressed, such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt and Inge Morath, but also the younger generation Magnum photographers Jonas Bendiksen, Alessandra Sanguinetti and Alec Soth. These Magnum photographers have documented more than seventy year history of events like the Normandy landings by Robert Capa, the riots in Paris in 1968 by Bruno Barbey and the war in Chechnya by Thomas Dworzak, to portraits of Che Guevara by René Burri, Malcolm X by Eve Arnold and the people of New York by Bruce Gilden.
The first edition of this monumental book appeared in 2011, at a time when the transition to digital photography, the contact sheet until threatened to make a dying phenomenon. It celebrates the contact sheet as artefact, as a personal and historical document, as an invaluable editorial tool and a fascinating way to look at it from great photographers on the shoulder how they capture the enduring images of our time. About the Editor: Kristen Lubben is Associate Curator at the International Center of Photography in New York. Her previous titles include verscheven Susan Meiselas: In History and Amelia Earhart: Image and Icon.