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.

The Spanish Civil War was a turning point of David ‘Chim’ Seymour’s career. Taken in late April to early July 1936, these images show the Spanish poet, playwright and theatre director Federico Garcia Lorca, who gained recognition as an emblematic member of Generation of ’27. These images were found in the so-called ‘Mexican Suitcase’, three boxes filled with over 4,500 negatives by Chim, Gerda Taro and Robert Capa, from the Spanish Civil War, considered lost since 1939 and recovered in 2007.

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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