“Beginnings”

Peter Marlow
March 6th, 2007

Dear friends,
The company Hewlett-Packard d.o.o. and the O3ONE Gallery invites you to come to the lecture “Beginnings”, on Tuesday, March 6th, 2007, starting at 18h. The lecturer is the famous photographer in the Magnum agency, Peter Marlow.  Peter Marlow begun his professional work in the Sygma agency, during the 70s and thus, went to the war areas, Lebanon and Nothern Ireland. Marlow did not like war, and he did not fit in.

His portfolio from the Sygma years gained him access to the Magnum co-operative in 1980. For Marlow, the whole point of joining Magnum was to be free and to use his freedom to exercise an independent vision of his own. The key role in his professional work had Liverpool and Amsterdam and picturing people and situations there. In 1991. Marlow was given an open assignment by the French government Department of the Somme to make a body of photographs in Amiens. This became the opportunity for Marlow to begin to work in medium format, which proved to be a critical turning point. They were mostly black and white photographs.

However, in recent years, Marlow makes color photographs and he uses large-format HP Designjet Z series photo printers. He says: “The experience (printing with the Z series) is now much more enjoyable. I am involved with the image, not just the process. It’s like being in the darkroom again. It’s a pleasure and it’s only going to get better.”

See you in O3ONE!