New in paperback
An extraordinary record of great photographs being captured, edited and made, reissued in a new format to celebrate Magnum’s 70th anniversary. Kristen Lubben, former longtime curator at the International Center of Photography, is now executive director of the Magnum Foundation.
446 illustrations 29.3 x 24.0 cm 524pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 292914 February £29.95
‘Exemplary … stunningly beautiful’ Geoff Dyer, Observer
‘Utterly absorbing. To be able to follow dozens upon dozens of the most recognised images of the 20th century backwards through the selection process gives these pictures a new immediacy and vitality … fascinating and surprisingly intimate’ John Banville, Daily Telegraph ‘A treasure trove’
Andrew Motion, Guardian
‘Magnificent … every compelling image gives us an intimate and exciting sense of walking alongside the photographer’ RA Magazine
‘Brimming with photographic masterpieces ... some of the greatest pictures ever taken’ Sunday Times 978 0 500 288306 £24.95 pb
Magnum Contact Sheets Kristen Lubben Now published in an accessibly priced paperback format, Magnum Contact Sheets comes out just as the shift to digital photography threatens to render the contact sheet obsolete. This highly acclaimed book celebrates the contact sheet as a fascinating way of accompanying great photographers as they work towards, and capture, the most enduring images of our time. 139 contact sheets, representing 69 photographers, are featured, as well as zoom-in details, selected photographs, press cards, notebooks and spreads from contemporary publications, including Life magazine and Picture Post. Further insight is provided by texts written by the photographers themselves or by experts chosen by members’ estates. It includes many greats of photography, among them Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt and Inge Morath, as well as Magnum’s latest generation, such as Jonas Bendiksen, Alessandra Sanguinetti and Alec Soth. These photographers cover over 70 years of history, from the D-Day landings by Robert Capa and the Paris riots of 1968 by Bruno Barbey to images of Che Guevara by René Burri, Malcolm X by Eve Arnold and classic New Yorkers by Bruce Gilden.