Saturday, 19 March 2011

The end of our exhibition in Monaco


After five weeks - has it really been that long - our exhibition in Monaco finishes on 20th March.  The exhibition was a turning point for us as our Papua New Guinea photographs had been neglected for nearly 40 years.  The opportunity to exhibit them on the Esplanade at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco and the advances in digital technology made it possible for us to produce files from the old negatives and transparencies which, according to some of the critics, were little different from their modern counterparts. The solutions available for restoration are neither simple nor cheap, especially given the cost of 'the best drumscans you can buy'.  It was hard work and we spent most of the winter in front of computers restoring that old work.  But it was worth it and the results were amazing.
The Grimaldi Forum are the most open and imaginative of sponsors and pulled out all the stops to make the exhibition a success.  It will be difficult to find another venue as sympathetic and, in its way, as spectacular.
Since the launch of the exhibition we've been getting our breath back and thinking about new projects as well as walking off some of the results of a sedentary winter, working away inside our small, temporary apartment. 

Please visit our website at: www.bowater.fr to see more of our images most of which are available as Limited Edition prints. 

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