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Documentary - Completed 2014

What is the story behind the most famous iconic photos
from around the world?
A unique and fascinating journey of 10 episodes into the forbidden city of the contact sheets of the world renowned photographers from Magnum, the legendary agency founded in 1947.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Director(s)
    • Various DIRECTORS
    • Producer(s)
    • Gianluigi ATTORRE (Ballandi Multimedia), Mario PALOSCHI (Ballandi Multimedia)
    • Synopsis
    • Contact sheets are the first overview for the photographer of what he has captured on film. They give a unique and intimate view of the style, methods and thoughts of the artist.
      Cartier-Bresson himself, founder of the Magnum Photo agency, was strongly opposing the disclosure of his contact sheets and yet the choice of that picture is the point of contact between the photographer's life, thoughts, philosophy and the subject he portrays.
      Two very different stories that due to decision or unexpected coincidences bring to life a snapshot or a posed photo, which turns into an historical icon.
      Photographers and subjects:
      Muhammad Ali by Thomas Hoepker
      Kitchen Debate by Elliot Erwitt
      The Beatles by David Hurn
      Margaret Thatcher by Peter Marlow
      Tienanmen Square by Stuart Franklin
      Iranian Revolution by Abbas Attar
      9/11 by Steve McCurry
      Yakuza by Bruce Gilden
      Miles Davis by Guy Le Querrec
      Iraq by Alex Majoli