Jul 27, 2020
Jul 27, 2020

Ed Wynn, New York (Contact Sheet - Version 3)

Ed Wynn, New York (Contact Sheet - Version 3)

1951

Irving Penn

(American, 1917–2009)

Gelatin silver print

Paper: 25.4 x 20.3 cm (10 x 8 in.)

Gift from the Collection of Mark Schwartz + Bettina Katz 2020.47

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The contact sheet is a twentieth-century phenomenon.

Description

The contact sheet—a piece of photographic paper which 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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