Bosworth uses a distinctive method to make her panoramic photographs. She begins by exposing two, three, or four eight-by-ten-inch negatives in sequence, and then makes a contact print by setting the negatives side by side on a single sheet of photographic paper. The unexposed border of the film where the negatives meet appears as a black line. Although Bosworth could easily trim this mark away, she chooses not to hide the seam between each frame, preferring the evidence of her technique to remain visible. At a time when digital manipulation is becoming the norm, it is refreshing to encounter images that consciously draw attention to the photographic process and the manner of an image's creation.Earth and Sky: Photographs by Barbara Bosworth exhibition label
Smithsonian Institution-Peace Corps Environmental Program (SI-PCEP)
Peace Corps (U.S.)
Number of Images: 1 Color: Color ; Size: 8w x 13h ; Type of Image: Object ; Medium: Document
National parks and reserves
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
"Comoe National Park: an Investigation of the Ecology of the Northwest Region and Recommendations for its Future Development" Project Report written by a Peace Corps volunteer. In 1970 the Smithsonian contracted with the Peace Corps to assist in establishing an international environmental program, the Smithsonian Institution-Peace Corps Environmental Program (SI-PCEP) to develop conservation, biological, and ecological projects in natural resource fields. Recruits were placed through the Office of Environmental Sciences. President Kennedy had set up the Young American Peace Corps in 1961.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 264, Box 38, Folder: Untitled