This special and important photography book presents, for the first time, the very best contact sheets created by Magnum photographers. Contact sheets tell the truth behind a photograph. They unveil its process, and provide its back story. Was it the outcome of what a photographer had in mind from the outset? Did it emerge from a diligently worked sequence, or was the right shot down to pure serendipity - a matter of being in the right place at the right time? This landmark publication provides the reader with a depth of understanding and a critical analysis of the story behind a photograph, the process of editing it, and the places and ways in which the selected photographs were used. For anyone with a deep appreciation of photography and a desire to understand what goes into creating iconic work, Magnum Contact Sheets will be regarded as the definitive volume.
The photography book of the year: some 450 images, over 508 pages reveal how the very best shots are captured and edited by Magnum photographers. This book features more than 130 contact sheets, over 40 enlarged contact details, over 200 individual prints and some contextual images, bearing witness to the creative methods, strategies and editing processes used by many of photography's greats.
1st Edition, 1st Printing with 16 signatures.
Currently signed by Josef Koudelka, Alec Soth, Alex Webb, Chien-Chi Chang, Paolo Pellegrin, David Alan Harvey, Richard Kalvar, Peter Marlow, Bruce Gilden, Susan Meiselas, Paul Fusco, Chris Anderson, Thomas Hoepker, Thomas Dworzak, Constantine Manos and Hiroji Kubota