1986, printed July 2000
Gelatin silver print
Paper: 59.7 x 45.7 cm (23 1/2 x 18 in.)
Gift from the Collection of Mark Schwartz + Bettina Katz 2020.31
© The Irving Penn Foundation
The contact sheet is a twentieth-century phenomenon.
The contact sheet—a piece of photographic paper that contains positive prints of some or all of the negatives on a roll of film—was necessitated by the advent of roll film, which produced small negatives, and rendered obsolete with the advent of digital photography. Having access to a photographer’s contact reveals the artist's thoughts and working processes.
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