In addition to creating our own exhibitions, we offer high resolution scanning services for all film negative formats up to 8x10, along with digital printmaking and frame design for museum and gallery exhibitions, library archives and portfolio projects.
Featured in this gallery is Ernest Lowe’s 2018 exhibition "Black Migrants to California, 1961-1964." Lowe traveled throughout the state photographing farm workers and producing radio documentaries. Along the way he discovered an untold story: African American migrants had followed the trail of earlier white Dustbowl refugees from the deep south to California’s Central Valley. Soon they were put out of work by new forms of agricultural mechanization and left to eke out an existence in unincorporated communities without basic services like running water or sewers.
These before-after comparisons show how the original film exposures look compared to the final exhibition prints. For this project, we scanned more than 65 of Lowe’s historic medium format and 35mm film negatives, made work prints for the curator, and then produced 45 final exhibition prints in sizes up to 40x60.