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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.
Stuart Franklin captures the vast scale and violence of the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. Including the iconic “Tank Man” photograph, this contact sheet made from Franklin’s color slides, shows ranks of protestors standing together in opposition to a mass of tanks, before civilians are seen fleeing. As tanks approach, one civilian, known as the “Tank Man” stands in defiance in the tank columns path. Franklin had arrived in Beijing in the last week of May 1989, during the protests, working for Magnum Photos on assignment for TIME magazine.
Stuart was invited to join Magnum in the summer of 1985, and has been a full member since 1989, serving most recently as the agency’s elected president between 2006-2009.
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.