Ms. Sarah A. Martin
Associate Professor of Photography, Art
Magnum Contact Sheets
by Kristen Lubben (Editor)
More than 120 contact sheets selected by some seventy Magnum photographers or their estates: a definitive book on how the best photographs are created and edited.
Contact sheets unveil the story of what went into a photograph. Was it the outcome of what a photographer had in mind from the outset? Did it emerge from a diligently worked sequence? Was the right shot a matter of being in the right place at the right time? Here, for the first time, are the best contact sheets created by Magnum photographers. They reveal the creative methods, strategies, and editing processes used by some of the acknowledged greats of photography, from legends such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and Elliott Erwitt to Magnum’s latest generation, including Jonas Bendiksen, Trent Parke, and Alec Soth.