Broadway Digital Prints used the finest papers and inks to create works of art that would last several generations. Files were prepared using the latest Photoshop software and an array of sophisticated programs for enlarging, sharpening and restoring photographs.
A Washington Post reporter and editor for more than 18 years, Bill Broadway brought a journalist's eye for detail to the competitive world of digital printmaking. He made archival prints on an Epson 9800 using UltraChrome K3 inks.
OVERVIEWBroadway Digital Prints operated from Jan. 2006 to Dec. 2010, making museum-quality prints for photographers and graphic artists. Founder and principal Bill Broadway has relocated to the Boston area, where he is teaching journalism at Emerson College and learning new skills in audio and video technology. He is grateful for the work brought to him by many talented photojournalists and other photographers.
Prior to starting his printmaking business, Broadway worked as an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for more than 18 years. His own photographs published in The Post included images from trips to Israel and Nepal.
To prepare for his new vocation, Broadway studied digital imaging at the Corcoran College of Art & Design in Washington, D.C., and digital printmaking at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Mono Lake, Calif.
PORTFOLIOS AND EXHIBITIONS
Broadway Digital made gallery prints for some of the world's top photojournalists, including Andrea Bruce, multiple winner of White House Photographer of the Year; Stephanie Sinclair, a member of the prestigious VII Photo Agency; and Samantha Appleton, an official White House photographer for the Obamas. Commissions included work by renowned portrait photographer Brownie Harris and Pulitzer-entry portfolios for The Washington Post and the New York Times Magazine. A portfolio depicting conditions at Walter Reed Army Hospital contributed to The Post's 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. BDP prints have been displayed at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, the 92nd Street Y in NYC, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Germany, and various galleries in North Carolina.
Broadway Digital Prints was located in Wilmington, N.C., near Wrightsville Beach. The custom-designed studio featured opaque black shades and a range of lighting to view proofs and prints: gallery lights (halogen), incandescent lights and two kinds of fluorescents.