Burt Glinn, ‘Elizabeth Taylor on the film set of "Suddenly Last Summer"’, 1959, Magnum Photos

The contact sheet for one of Glinn’s many shoots on the set of Suddenly Last Summer, the film adaptation of a Tennessee Williams play that featured superstars Elizabeth Taylor and Katharine Hepburn.

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.

Signature: Stamped with artist copyright stamp on verso and Magnum blind stamp on recto

About Burt Glinn

After serving in the Army and studying literature at Harvard, Burt Glinn began his career at Life magazine before eventually branching out on his own. Glinn gained recognition for his color series on the South Seas, Japan, Russia, Mexico, and California, as well as for documenting important political events, including Fidel Castro’s invasion of Cuba. Of his process, Glinn said, “what you've got to do is discover the essential truth of the situation, and have a point of view about it.”

American, 1925-2008, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, based in New York

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Milk Gallery, 
New York,
Burt Glinn: Retrospective

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