Corbis, a leading provider of digital photography, is celebrating working women through the ages in a new exhibition opening this month. Entitled Graft and Glamour, the exhibition will explore the roles women continue to perform at work and on display.
Free to the public, the show will run from 20–25 November 2000 and will be held at The Association of Photographers Gallery, 81 Leonard Street, London EC2.
The Graft and Glamour exhibition will feature Digichrome prints of 100 Corbis digital images. Designed to highlight the excellent picture quality of the dompany's digital stock, Digichrome prints are photographs combining conventional silver halide technology with the latest developments in photographic materials and state-of-the-art digital imaging equipment. Digichrome prints, by C3 Imaging, are produced using a Durst Lambda 130, large format digital photographic imager, which delivers high-quality prints straight from digital files.
Visitors to the show can expect to see domestic drudgery, film star glamour, blatant propaganda and grim reality in the prints, which range from studio portraits to reportage shots, historic black and white to contemporary colour images.
"This is the first in a line of events within Europe, which Corbis plans to promote the breadth of its collection and the excellence of its photographers," said Vanessa Kramer, director of Artist Relations and Content Development for Corbis Europe.
"Graft and Glamour casts a witty and trenchant eye on how women’s lives and looks have been defined through a camera lens since the earliest days of photography."