A selection of historic Contact Sheets by Magnum photographers are available as high quality, unsigned, contemporary 16×20″ prints. These contact prints offer the opportunity to own a piece of Magnum’s history.

In this contact sheet Ferdinando Scianna photographs Dutch model Marpessa for a fashion story with Dolce & Gabana in Villa Palagonia, Bagheria, Sicily, Italy, 1987.

These images range from wide-angle images portraying Marpessa in her environment to close-ups detailing her facial features, and illustrate Scianna’s work with low-key lighting, and fashion portrait photography. In this roll of film, Scianna is economical using different angles with each frame as well as changing lighting of the model.

In 1977 he published Les Siciliens in France and La Villa Dei Mostri in Italy. During this period Scianna met Henri Cartier-Bresson, and in 1982 he joined Magnum Photos. He entered the field of fashion photography in the late 1980s.

Giclée print, 16×20”, stamped w. Uneditioned.

Reproducing the original without alteration and enlarged to a 16″x20″ paper size, these Magnum Contacts offer a unique insight into the methods by which our photographers produced some of their best known images, by clearly showing the sequence of frames and the marks of the editing process on each sheet.

These prints are embossed ‘Magnum Photos Collection’ on the white border in the bottom right corner and hand stamped with the photographers copyright on the back.

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