Featured are 139 contact sheets from sixty- nine photographers, as well as zoom-in details, selected photographs, press cards, notebooks, and spreads from contemporary publications including Life magazine and Picture Post. Further insight into each contact sheet is provided by texts written by the photographers themselves or by experts chosen by the members’ estates. Many of the acknowledged greats of photography are featured, including Henri Cartier- Bresson, Chim, Elliott Erwitt, and Inge Morath, as well as members of Magnum’s latest generation such as Jonas Bendiksen, Alessandra Sanguinetti, and Alec Soth. The contact sheets cover over seventy years of history, from Robert Capa’s Normandy landings and the Paris riots of 1968 via Bruno Barbey, to images of Che Guevara by René Burri, Malcolm X by Eve Arnold, and portraits of classic New Yorkers by Bruce Gilden. Carole Naggar wrote an essay about one of Chim’s contact sheets from a Naples orphanage, excerpted from his famous 1948 reportage Children of Europe.

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