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Magnum Contact Sheets

by Kristen Lubben
     
 

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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.See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
“. . .a magnificent compendium of raw images from the photography cooperative.”
Arts and Antiques
“A rare revelation.”
NY City Official City Guide
“Through these fascinating and usually private images, the exhibition celebrates what and how photographers saw for nearly a century. Coinciding with the publication of Magnum Contact Sheets (Thames & Hudson), edited by ICP Curator Kristen Lubben, the exhibition includes a selection of some of the 139 contact sheets in the book.”
Art+Auction
“This 500-page volume provides a peek at the process behind these photos, showing the shots taken before and after each standout and letting the photographers tell how they made their choices.”
Time Magazine
“[This book]…offers unique insight into the working progress of the celebrated agency’s photographers over the past seven decades—their approach to taking and editing their pictures as well as their idiosyncratic relationships with the contact sheet.”
The New York Times Book Review
“…a magnificent compendium of raw images from the photography cooperative.”
Complex's Art + Design
“Gives unprecedented access into the creative process of some of the world’s greatest photographers.”
Jennifer Schuessler
…a magnificent compendium of raw images from the photography cooperative…Lubben's book, which reproduces over 120 contact sheets from some 70 photographers, provides plenty for the technically minded to ponder. For more casual readers paging through without a loupe in hand, it brims with fascinating context.
—The New York Times Review
The Literate Lens
“Fascinating.”
The Los Angeles Times
“At their best, the pictures add to our understanding of the surface even documented and reveal something profound about the people pushing that history forward.”
The Picture Professional
“Each case presented in Magnum Contact Sheets brings a deeper appreciation of the care and dedication the agency extends to photography. . . . You won’t experience a moment’s hesitation considering this exceptional book for your collection.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500543993
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
11/14/2011
Pages:
508
Product dimensions:
11.50(w) x 13.80(h) x 1.90(d)

Meet the Author

Kristen Lubben is the Associate Curator at the International Center of Photography in New York. Her previous books include Susan Meiselas: In History and Amelia Earhart: Image and Icon.

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