Images of the Cultural Revolution
An entire 36-frame roll of 35mm film has been printed onto a contact sheet. A ‘contact’ is a photograph made by printing the negative directly onto paper without enlarging it. This is intended to make it easier to look for and select frames to be printed as finished enlargements.
This photograph, taken in the workshop of a factory that made statues of Mao, is one of the frames of the film printed on the contact. In 1967, K-G Roos (1937–1976) was among the first western journalists in China after the start of Mao’s Cultural Revolution.