The contact sheet is the photographer's first look at what they have captured on camera. An unedited sequence of negatives or roll of film that provides a behind-the-scenes history of a photograph.
Today, in a world of digital technology the contact sheet has all but disappeared however in this exhibition the contact sheets on display reveal the stories behind some of the world's most iconic rock images. "Contacts" gives an intimate glimpse into a photographer's working process and editing choices and shares candid, unseen moments of rock history.
The exhibition includes prints of David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Oasis, Joy Division, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits taken by renowned photographers such as Jill Furmanovsky, Barrie Wentzell, Don Hunstein, Michael Putland, Carinthia West, Michael Putland, Andrew Catlin, Matt Anker, Colin N Purvor and Brian Duffy
This is a rare opportunity to look back at the hidden moments surrounding some of rocks most iconic images.
This a unique exhibition from some of the best music photographers, and we hope that people will enjoy this exclusive insight into the world of the musicians and the shoots represented. The contact sheet shows the thought process of the photographer and reveals more of the interaction and spontaneity between the sitter(s) and the viewer, creating a compelling narrative.
In Association with Rock Archive
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