Contact Sheet Print: Swiss Workers – Magnum Photos

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A selection of historic Contact Sheets by Magnum photographers are available as high quality, unsigned, contemporary 16x20" prints. These contact prints offer the opportunity to own a piece of Magnum's history.

The steelworks of Winterthur, Switzerland, 1943. Accompanying the images at the time, and reflecting on the iconic imagery of man and machine creaed by Werner Bischof, Swiss writer and journalist Arnold Kübler writes, "We are deeply affected, whether we are involved or not. We live in these times and in this world and must adapt ourselves as the world in turn changes us, must commit freely or under coercion to these transformations and reconfigurations in order to remain alive and empowered. The war bares the true countenance of the technical age in all its harshness and cruelty. It was the technical age that created the fourth class, the industrial workers, as well as that economic order called capitalism. For a century the world has struggled under a restructuring of social life made necessary by the age of the machine" - The Editorial, May 1943

Giclée print, 16x20”, stamped with artist copyright stamp on verso and Magnum blind stamp on recto. Uneditioned.

Reproducing the original without alteration and enlarged to a 16"x20" paper size, these Magnum Contacts offer a unique insight into the methods by which our photographers produced some of their best known images, by clearly showing the sequence of frames and the marks of the editing process on each sheet.

These prints are embossed 'Magnum Photos Collection' on the white border in the bottom right corner and hand stamped with the photographers copyright on the back.

All Magnum Contact Sheet Prints come with a choice of framing options. These contemporary custom frames are hand-crafted in New York City by expert framers. Please allow an extra 2 weeks for framing your orders.

  • Hand-crafted black, white or coffee brown wooden frame (w: 3/4" h: 7/8").
  • Contact Sheet Prints will be framed full bleed with no additional borders or matting and use archival spacers to create an air pocket between the print and plexiglass.
  • Includes UV plexiglass, which comes with ~99% UV protection.
  • The finished Contact Sheet Prints will then be sealed using archival paper backing, wired to be ready for hanging and come with wall-friendly footers.
Shipping advisory

We advise on a delivery period of up to 3 weeks for your print. If you would like your print sooner, please contact your local print sales representative for stock information. Collectors prints will be listed at retail value for shipping purposes and customs duties on import are at your cost and not included in your Magnum purchase.

  • $279.00

Magnum Contact Sheet Prints tell as much of a story as the single image that goes on to become iconic: they reveal the befores, the afters, and the almost theres, that surround some of the most iconic photographs.


A selection of historic Contact Sheets by Magnum photographers are available as high quality, unsigned, contemporary 16x20" prints. These contact prints offer the opportunity to own a piece of Magnum's history.

The steelworks of Winterthur, Switzerland, 1943. Accompanying the images at the time, and reflecting on the iconic imagery of man and machine creaed by Werner Bischof, Swiss writer and journalist Arnold Kübler writes, "We are deeply affected, whether we are involved or not. We live in these times and in this world and must adapt ourselves as the world in turn changes us, must commit freely or under coercion to these transformations and reconfigurations in order to remain alive and empowered. The war bares the true countenance of the technical age in all its harshness and cruelty. It was the technical age that created the fourth class, the industrial workers, as well as that economic order called capitalism. For a century the world has struggled under a restructuring of social life made necessary by the age of the machine" - The Editorial, May 1943

Giclée print, 16x20”, stamped with artist copyright stamp on verso and Magnum blind stamp on recto. Uneditioned.

Reproducing the original without alteration and enlarged to a 16"x20" paper size, these Magnum Contacts offer a unique insight into the methods by which our photographers produced some of their best known images, by clearly showing the sequence of frames and the marks of the editing process on each sheet.

These prints are embossed 'Magnum Photos Collection' on the white border in the bottom right corner and hand stamped with the photographers copyright on the back.

All Magnum Contact Sheet Prints come with a choice of framing options. These contemporary custom frames are hand-crafted in New York City by expert framers. Please allow an extra 2 weeks for framing your orders.

  • Hand-crafted black, white or coffee brown wooden frame (w: 3/4" h: 7/8").
  • Contact Sheet Prints will be framed full bleed with no additional borders or matting and use archival spacers to create an air pocket between the print and plexiglass.
  • Includes UV plexiglass, which comes with ~99% UV protection.
  • The finished Contact Sheet Prints will then be sealed using archival paper backing, wired to be ready for hanging and come with wall-friendly footers.
Shipping advisory

We advise on a delivery period of up to 3 weeks for your print. If you would like your print sooner, please contact your local print sales representative for stock information. Collectors prints will be listed at retail value for shipping purposes and customs duties on import are at your cost and not included in your Magnum purchase.