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Snap Shots

Snap Shots

March 2001

PhotoPals Go To The Zoo
The Fujifilm PhotoPals class from Lafayette Elementary School in Washington, D.C. presented Dr. Lucy Spelman (left), director of the Smithsonian's National Zoo, with a giant Panda-Gram at the public opening of the new panda exhibit in January. Fujifilm is the lead sponsor of the new pandas, and the PhotoPals got a special preview of the exhibit and conducted a mini-press conference with Dr. Spelman.

Samsung Opto-Electronics America (Samsung America), announced the winners of its third annual "Book About Me" photo composition contest at the PMA show last month. The winners are Adrian Pizarro, a fourth grader from New Jersey; Grant Martin Smith, a fourth grader from Missouri; and Priscilla Phanvongkham, a fourth grader from California.
A total of 5,368 entries were received from 440 schools across America. The Book About Me contest is an easy way for students in grades two through seven to become excited about photography and writing in a class project.
Each student was given a Book About Me workbook to create their own mini-autobiographies with photos and essays. For more information, visit Samsung's Website at
A Kiosk As Cute As A Babe
Power Kiosks has launched a new product line with the installation of its Power Photo Baby Kiosk at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, Ind. The kiosk, delivered to the hospital's nursery wing, will replace an existing photo contract which is currently providing film-based technology that the parents receive several weeks later. The company plans to place more than 150 Power Photo Baby Kiosks over the next 12 months. They also plan to distribute them to mass merchandisers, theme parks, restaurants, retail stores, universities and shopping malls. Develops Photography Contest For Epson Photography Website Inc. and Hachette Filipacchi Publications are launching a new online photo contest for Epson America Inc. at The contest is open to photographers of all abilities and features prizes such as Mentor Series Treks, Epson printers, and magazine subscriptions. The contest Website uses a contest engine developed by PhotoTrust, which provides private label and co-branded contests for businesses that want to offer interactive website experiences.

The Evidence Photographers International Council (EPIC) awarded its prestigious R.C. Hakanson Award to forensic photographic expert and lecturer Fredrick Bird of Ellington, Connecticut. Bird is a retired Conn. State Police Sergeant and expert in commercial, evidence and precision aerial photography. He maintains a studio specializing in the aforementioned niche area of photography. For more information on EPIC, visit their Website at
Kodak Moments
Eastman Kodak provided 75,000 Kodak Advantix Access one time use flash cameras to fans as part of the E*TRADE Super Bowl XXXV Halftime Show. The MTV produced show was a celebration of music.
Fans participated and documented the experience thanks to the "Ultimate Kodak Moment." During choreographed moments in the show, all 75,000 NFL fans simultaneously snapped their own Kodak Advantix Access cameras.

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum in Oklahoma City, Okla. has inducted three new members. The photographers chosen to receive this honor represent the best of the best in the industry. Lewis Hine, Berenice Abbott and Henri Cartier-Bresson were selected as inductees.
Each Hall of Fame inductee is honored with a large-format panel on display in the IPHF galleries. The biographical panels include text and photographs featuring their images or contributions to photographic technology. Inductee panels are sponsored by individuals or companies who finance the production of the panels and their perpetual care. Foveon Inc. is the IPHF inductee panel sponsor for Henri Cartier-Bresson; Joseph Lust Photographers Inc. is sponsoring the inductee panel for Berenice Abbott; and Ramsey Resources is the inductee panel sponsor for Lewis Hine.

Newheights Software Corporation has donated time, personnel and resources to develop the Victoria, British Columbia, Canada SPCA Website. The Humane Society of the U.S. reports that three of every five animals are adopted due to exposure on the Internet. The Victoria SPCA facilitated the adoption of over 1,800 animals and received over 28,000 phone calls, many regarding adoptable animals.

Hollywood Portraits, Classic Shots and How to Take Them by Roger Hicks and Christopher Nisperos; ISBN 0-8174-4020-8. Step-by-step instructions reveal the techniques used by top-notch Hollywood photographers for their glittering glamour portraits of the 1920s through the 1950s. Diagrams are provided as well, to give photographers the background needed to re-create the photos shown in the book. A gallery of classic Hollywood-style images of the stars is reproduced beautifully.