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June 19, 2013
by Magnum Photographers
Magnum Contact Sheets is a major new touring exhibition produced by Magnum Photos in collaboration with Forte di Bard, where the show will be presented from June 21th to November 10th, 2013 before touring worldwide.
Presenting a remarkable selection of contact sheets and related material, Magnum Contact Sheets lays bare the creative methods, strategies and editing processes behind some of the world’s most iconic images — was the final image a set-up, or a serendipitous encounter; did the photographer work to extract the potential from a situation, or was it the fabled ‘decisive moment’?

The Magnum Workshops at the Forte di Bard
As part of the new Magnum Contact Sheets exhibition Magnum holds two workshops which will provide selected students with a rigorous two-day practical photography course, led by Magnum veterans Mark Power and Jérôme Sessini. For budding photographers, it is a tremendous opportunity to become engrossed into the world of Magnum Photos.

The workshops are designed for students with an established understanding of photographic practice. Each Magnum photographer will lead his group through an intensive program of reviews, group critiques, mentoring, editing sessions and the opportunity to learn amongst peers.

Participants will spend the sessions alongside their selected photographer, improving their own visual language and skillset, while learning the expertise required to compete in a changing marketplace. Additionally, the workshop will be accompanied by a guided visit to the Magnum Contact Sheets exhibition with the Magnum photographers. Overall, these workshops will help every student discover his or her own photographic identity, within the intimate and beautiful confines of the Forte di Bard.

More Information about the exhibition
More Information about the Workshop