Contact Sheet Print: Tank Man in Tiananmen Square, China, 1989 – 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.

Stuart Franklin captures the vast scale and violence of the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. Including the iconic “Tank Man” photograph, this contact sheet made from Franklin’s color slides, shows ranks of protestors standing together in opposition to a mass of tanks, before civilians are seen fleeing. As tanks approach, one civilian, known as the “Tank Man” stands in defiance in the tank columns path. Franklin had arrived in Beijing in the last week of May 1989, during the protests, working for Magnum Photos on assignment for TIME magazine.

Stuart was invited to join Magnum in the summer of 1985, and has been a full member since 1989, serving most recently as the agency’s elected president between 2006-2009.

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.

  • Contact Sheet Print: Tank Man in Tiananmen Square, China, 1989

  • Stuart Franklin
  • $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.

Stuart Franklin captures the vast scale and violence of the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. Including the iconic “Tank Man” photograph, this contact sheet made from Franklin’s color slides, shows ranks of protestors standing together in opposition to a mass of tanks, before civilians are seen fleeing. As tanks approach, one civilian, known as the “Tank Man” stands in defiance in the tank columns path. Franklin had arrived in Beijing in the last week of May 1989, during the protests, working for Magnum Photos on assignment for TIME magazine.

Stuart was invited to join Magnum in the summer of 1985, and has been a full member since 1989, serving most recently as the agency’s elected president between 2006-2009.

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.