The Afghan Folio

October 7 – November 1, 1988

McPherson Library Gallery

Thirty-two photographic prints of Afghanistan by Luke Powell, using the Kodak dye transfer process. This procedure is delicate and time consuming, as it involves shooting the original slide through red, green and blue filters in order to make black and white separation negatives and sets of masks to control colour balance, highlights and shadows.

Powell uses photography to bring together his varied experiences and interests into one activity. Powell was dubbed “peace photographer” by the French press. Although his subjects are often “lands of upheaval”, they are serenely pastoral. He studied at Yale, travelled the world, and focused his attention to the dye transfer process.

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