Part of the Photographic Education Foundation Special Edition of Images was created by courtesy of the Library of Congress. We used digital files from original wet plates, negatives, intermediary roll films and transparencies held by the Library. In the preparation of these materials we were guided by the following principles :
1. Scans of black and white negatives were treated according to their intended use as material for interpretation in the form of photographic print. Black and white photography is not merely positive copy of the negative but includes individual traits, depending on the intentions, capabilities and skills of printer. Guided by the principles proclaimed by Ansel Adams we have used a digital darkroom to optimize the potential of old negatives. The resulting unique prints are available only as a part of the Special Edition of Photographic Education Foundation.
2. Scans of black and white and color prints were treated as completed photographs and subjected to subtle remastering in order to enhance detail.The resulting unique prints are available only as a part of the Special Edition of Photographic Education Foundation.
3. Scans of color transparencies were treated as completed photographs. We have used electronic retouching to remove unintentional damage in the form of dust and scratches.The resulting unique prints are available only as a part of the Special Edition of Photographic Education Foundation.
With regard to the photographs from outside of Library of Congress collections their creators resigned from royalty in favor of Photographic Education Foundation. As hand signed originals these works are protected under the Polish Law on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights of 4 February 1994. ( OJ 1994 No. 24 pos. 83 )
All copies of Photographic Education Foundation Special Edition of Images are carried individually using pigment technology on archival papers. Excluding royalties Foundation covers the costs of preparing the Special Edition.