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  • 2011
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What is the story behind the most famous iconic photos from around the world? A unique and fascinating journey into the contact sheets of the world renowned photographers from Magnum, the legendary agency founded in 1947.

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Episode 12
12. Episode 12
December 1, 2018
Tartakovsky contacts Vakhtang and asks him to arrange Golenko's escape. He offers him the "stone of power" in return. Vakhtang and his henchmen arrange Golenko's escape during an crime re-enactment. At the same time, the gangsters kidnap Nikolaeva. With the help of Malinin's "visions", the police are able to track down the criminals. An epic shootout ensues for the stones of power.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
December 1, 2018
Ilyin tells Malinin and police the legend: in the quarry where the experiment was held, many centuries ago, a Polish king stood against the invincible "White Army". The White Warriors were possessed by priests with the help of the "stones of power". Tartakovsky "sees" Ilyin's conversation with the police and understands that he is about to be discovered.
Alex Majoli - Iraq
10. Alex Majoli - Iraq
 
He does not define himself as a war photographer, but Majoli was able to understand the conflicts of the recent years with the maximum of clarity. The photo of the dead American soldier during the Iraqi conflict remains an icon in an absurd conflict.
Guy Le Querrec - Miles Davis
9. Guy Le Querrec - Miles Davis
 
The camera of Guy Le Querrec is nothing but another toll among the instruments of jazz musicians. It will be the same for Miles Davis, that Le Querrec will follow for his entire career.
Elliot Erwit - Kitchen Debate
8. Elliot Erwit - Kitchen Debate
 
Elliot Erwitt explains how the photo of Nixon and Khrushchev, in a vitriolic conversation among the pavilions of a trade show, became the symbol of the Cold War.
Bruce Gilden - Yakuza
7. Bruce Gilden - Yakuza
 
Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia, revealed by the irreverent look of Bruce Gilden. The photographer that made of the road his main inspiration.
Steve McCurry - 9/11
6. Steve McCurry - 9/11
 
Steve McCurry tells of 9/11, as he watched it through the lens of his camera, taking pictures from the roof of his house in Washington Square. His reportage is the incredible testimony of the terrible moments after the fall.
Abbas Attar - Iranian Revolution
5. Abbas Attar - Iranian Revolution
 
The attack to the American Embassy in Tehran is the key event of the Iranian Revolution in 1979. The photo of Abbas synthesizes contradictions and hopes of Iranian people.
Peter Marlow - Margaret Thatcher
4. Peter Marlow - Margaret Thatcher
 
Margaret Thatcher, The Iron Lady, governed the UK for 11 years. The photo taken by Peter Marlow, during the Conservative Party Congress in 1981, will turn out to be the most representative portrait.
Stuart Franklin - Tiananmen Square
3. Stuart Franklin - Tiananmen Square
 
A lonely man facing Chinese tanks on Tiananmen Square is often described as the most famous photo of the 20th century. Stuart Franklin led us to the 5th of June 1989, when the unknown rioter faced the regime.
David Turn - The Beatles
2. David Turn - The Beatles
 
The Beatles, a musical and cultural phenomenon that changed the history of music. British photographer David Hurn takes us to the swinging London introducing us to the legendary photo session with The Fab Four.
Thomas Hoepker
1. Thomas Hoepker
 
German photographer Thomas Hoepker, reveals the story behind one of the most iconic pictures in the history of sports: the portrait of boxing legend Muhammad Ali.
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What is the story behind the most famous iconic photos from around the world? A unique and fascinating journey into the contact sheets of the world renowned photographers from Magnum, the legendary agency founded in 1947. Contact is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on December 31, 2011.

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Contact is available for streaming on the Syndicado website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Contact on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Hoopla and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    December 31, 2011