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.

Streams: darkroom experiments and drawings by Werner Bischof, created in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1941. Werner Bischof was introduced to graphic and photographic technique by his teachers, and became a pioneer of both. Hans Finsler was one of Werner Bischof’s most important mentors, and a pioneer of “New Photography.” Another important figure was Alfred Willimann, who taught responsibility and quality; clarity and consistency of thought; and action and judgment. Their teachings left an imprint on the young photographer, who continued to explore the photographic medium throughout his career.

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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