Another Magnum contact sheet, this time from Marc Riboud’s series on the Eiffel Tower, along with Man Painting the Eiffel Tower, one of the images from that roll.
From an interview with Kristen Lubben, author of a book on Magnum’s contact sheets and curator of the exhibition in New York:
Martin Parr was the photographer representative on the project and was a guiding force throughout. He was the person who really identified that the contact sheet would make a good subject now because of the transition to digital. We were meeting in Paris to do the first edit and he just sort of tossed out the comment that the book would function as an epitaph to the contact sheet. His words really stuck with me and gave me a lens through which to see the project and its timeliness. None of us think that any of these things are going to end, but of course they are.