Theory & Practice

Contact Sheets: The Images Behind the Image

Eve Arnold Malcolm X's visit to various entreprises owned by Black Muslims. LIFE magazine assigned Eve Arnold to document the controversial and intensely charismatic Malcolm X. For nearly a year, Arnold follo (...)
A. Abbas These black and white images are a portrait of Iran’s political atmosphere in 1979. This contact sheet shows images of the Iran hostage crisis, where US diplomats were held against their will for 4 (...)
Eve Arnold Joan Crawford preparing for a role on a film shoot, photographed for 'LIFE' magazine. This contact sheet features extreme close-ups of the famed actress captured by Eve Arnold. Arnold had gained Cr (...)
Jonas Bendiksen Villagers collecting scrap from a crashed spacecraft, surrounded by thousands of white butterflies. Environmentalists fear for the region's future due to the toxic rocket fuel. Altai Territory, R (...)
Burt Glinn Elizabeth Taylor on the film set of 'Suddenly Last Summer" this was Taylor's first film after the death of her 3rd husband, Mike Todd, in a plane crash. Just months after Todd's death, Taylor marri (...)
Guy Le Querrec US trumpet player Miles Davis. Miles Davis Quintent includes : Miles Davis (trumpet),Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone), Chick Corea (keyboards), Dave Holland (bass), Jack DeJohnette (drums). Salle Pl (...)
Martin Parr 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, (...)
George Rodger The Nuba tribe from the Korong Jebels (hills) in the Kordofan are of Sudan are herdsmen with cattle that graze in the lower valleys. In 1949 Sudan was governed by a condominium government of Britis (...)
Chris Steele-Perkins Chris Steele-Perkins captures iconic portraits of ‘Teddy Boy’ fashion in Market Tavern in Bradford, UK. The ‘Teds’ were a flashily dressed and rebellious youth movement that originated in Britain i (...)
David Seymour "I photographed Sophia in 1955, a budding actress, we talked over the phone and I explained what I wanted.She invited me over for a Sunday morning early meeting, I found her in bed in a dark blue n (...)
Dennis Stock James Dean withdrawn and timid looking, "East of Eden" had just opened at the Astor Theater after a celebrity studded preview. Jimmy neither attended the previews or the opening, "I can't handle th (...)
Eve Arnold US actress Marilyn Monroe on the Nevada desert going over her lines for a difficult scene she is about to play with Clarke Gable in the film 'The Misfits' by John Huston. Nevada, USA.1960. © Eve Arnold | Magnum Photos
George Rodger A gathering of the Nuba tribe in the Korongo Jebels. The Nuba pride themselves as wrestlers, their tribal sport. They are powdered in wood ash so they can get a grip on each other. Kordofan, Sudan. (...)