Grand Prix: The F1 Legend through Photography, presents 64 black & white and colour photographs by father and son team, Bernard and Paul-Henri Cahier, both highly acclaimed photographers in the world of motor sports racing.
The exhibition begins with photographs from the early 1950s by Bernard Cahier of some of the first F1 races in Europe as well as F1 legends of the day such as Juan Manuel Fangio and Giuseppe Farina. These early black & white photographs depict the pioneering spirit of F1 and the heroes who raced when motor sports racing was at its most dangerous.
Included in this selection are photographs showing classic Formula One cars with their drivers; the jubilant crowds at the circuits and lining the roads showing their support for their favourite team, as well as close-up portraits of famous F1 pilots. Apart from the few vintage colour pictures by Bernard Cahier, the exhibition makes a clear move into more contemporary times with the colour photographs of Paul-Henri Cahier.
Formula One enthusiasts and collectors will also have the opportunity to own a signed copy of the photographs from the Cahier Archive as works in the exhibition will be on sale.
Grand Prix: The F1 Legend through Photography
20 Sept to 31 Oct 2008
The Cathay Gallery
#02-16, The Cathay, Handy Road
Open Mondays to Saturdays, 12noon to 8pm
Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays
(The gallery will be specially open on Sunday 21 & 28 September)