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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.
Martin Parr captures passersby grappling with an unseen yet visible force: bad weather, in this contact sheet from the series and debut book, Bad Weather, shot in O’Connell Bridge, Dublin, Ireland, 1981. These black and white images were captured with an underwater camera and flashgun, as Parr’s Leica was prone to getting water leakage. With intense exposure and water distillation on the lens, the subjects’ faces are often obfuscated and brightly exposed.
Giclée print, 16×20”, signed by Martin Parr on recto, 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.