International Paper's creative trade show booth idea showcases the company's Gatorfoam product in addition to the ingenuity of Hargrove, Inc., designers of the booth. The motion filled booth is almost entirely created using Gatorfoam. In the year that IP has used the booth, they report their trade show traffic has more than doubled. The booth's displays are constantly changing, powered by 24 electric motors. The Gatorfoam booth is lightweight so shipping between shows is low cost; yet durable enough to withstand the construction and shipping of trade show displays.
Kodak Launches Photofinishers Website
Photofinishers around the world now have access to a wealth of technical information from Kodak on the Web at www.kodak.com/go/photofinishing.
Accessible are over 60 online technical publications; processing and printing information for consumer films; online Z-manuals and updates for Kodak chemicals; printer setup and balancing information; material safety data sheets; and much more.
PhotoWorks Offers PhotoDVD
PhotoWorks is now offering PhotoDVD, which allows customers to view photos in a multi-media presentation on television. To order a PhotoDVD, customers select photos from their existing PhotoWorks archives, by sending in film for processing or by uploading digital images to their Website. Customers have the choice of five visual themes and seven thematic soundtracks for background music. PhotoDVD may also be personalized further with a title, description, inscription and credits. The DVDs can be played in most DVD players and computer DVD drives. The service allows customers to transfer up to 200 photos to a DVD. The price is $24.95 for up to the first 50 photos and $.10 per additional photo.
This summer Polaroid Corp., will sponsor the Backstreet Boys' North American Black & Blue Tour. The 37-city tour, from June through September, also features reggae/pop star Shaggy.
Polaroid's I-Zone is the official camera of the Black & Blue Tour. In conjunction with the tour, Polaroid is introducing a limited edition black and blue I-Zone camera kit. It will be available nationwide beginning this month.
The sponsorship also includes print advertising and consumer promotions, such as the "Back to School with Backstreet Boys" instant-win sweepstakes, where fans can win a trip to meet the band and attend a Backstreet Boys concert.
World Press Photo of the Year
Lara Jo Regan, contributing photographer for Getty Images' Liaison collection, was awarded the World Press Photo of the Year 2000 at the 44th World Press Photo Annual Contest, sponsored by the World Press Photo Foundation.
Regarded as the most important international contest in professional press photography, World Press Photo chose the prize-winning work from 42,321 photo submissions by 3,938 photographers from 122 countries.
"The Image of America" is the theme of the Charles Beseler Company's new ad campaign. The ads were created to celebrate Beseler's long association with the greatest names in American photography and reflect the company's new vitality inspired by the worldwide renaissance of fine art photographic printing. Each ad in the new campaign features classic black & white images of America created by masters of the past, present and/or future.
Alexander Martin, High Bridge at Georgetown Loop, c. 1883, albumen print, Collection of Robert Lewis, Denver, Colorado Corcoran Gallery Photo Exhibit
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. is showing a photo exhibit depicting how photographers worked in the American West during the 19th century. Native Land: Photographs from the Robert Lewis Collection features photographs from the private collection of Robert Lewis, a Denver, Colorado attorney who has acquired more than 200 images of 19th century Western America. The exhibition of the Lewis Collection opened May 12 and remains on view until August 6, 2001.
Shutterfly Inc., introduces Snapbooks, a new product that helps users create their own books with personalized captions. A Snapbook is a 4x6 or 5x7 coil-bound book with a translucent plastic cover that holds and protects up to 30 pages of photographs presented with custom captions. Customers can design Snapbooks online at www.shutterfly.com once they've uploaded photos to Shutterfly's online service. Shutterfly offers several Snapbook styles, such as Classic, Elegant, Fun, and Pictures Only.
Doug White of Fishers, Indiana won Ofoto's "$10,000 Reasons to Smile," national photo contest for the best picture of a smile. From the 5,311 entries submitted, White won the grand prize for a film snapshot of his son who had jumped into a large bucket to cool off. White said that he was "shocked and speechless" when he received notification that he'd won and didn't fully believe it until Ofoto personnel convinced him it was true. "I'm still shocked," he said. "$10,000 Reasons to Smile" was open to all Ofoto members, from February 28 - March 28. Winning photos can be viewed at www.ofoto.com/smile.