Gelatin silver print
Sheet: 21.6 x 27.9 cm (8 1/2 x 11 in.)
Gift from the Collection of Mark Schwartz + Bettina Katz 2020.12
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The contact sheet is a twentieth-century phenomenon
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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