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Ansel Adams Expert to Give Free Lecture

Ansel Adams expert and noted historian, Mary Street Alinder, will be speaking on Adams' life and his impact on the history of

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Studio Accessories Option Announced

The Denny Mfg Co. Inc. recently announced a new option package for studio photographers. Denny will release monthly Background Sets, which will include a selection of backgrounds, props, and outfits. Computer Painted backgrounds are derived from detailed, hand-painted images that are photographed and scanned. The finished products—detailed prints with all the qualities of hand-painted images—may be used over and over.

New Guide Captures 23 Artists On Style

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Fuji Ads Hit Streets

Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc., recently announced that it will feature two 30-second ad spots highlighting its products on the NASDAQ screen located in New York City's Times Square. Appearing 85 times a day and spotlighting top camera and film lines, the shorts will run until the end of this year.

Canon EOS A2E Saves Man's Life

A photographer narrowly escaped death in June when sounds from his Canon EOS A2E camera scared away a nine-foot, 1,000-pound Kodiak bear. Sherwood "Woody" Knebel of Mercer Island, Washington, was working on his book documenting ancient carvings on Kodiak Island when he heard rumblings in the water behind him. Suddenly, a bear approached from about 30-feet away. Knebel began to snap a few pictures and started to back away. Startled, the bear moved in closer; and when it was only five feet away it stood up. Sure he was going to die, Knebel shot more pictures so his family would know the cause of his death. But as he tried to remove the lens cap, his finger tapped the shutter release. The cap still on, the red "low light" indicator strobe flashed and began to beep, scaring the bear away.
"Canon's quality products have made me a repeat customer, but the camera's function in saving my life have committed me to Canon for the rest of my days," said Knebel.

Deliver 1st Digital Printing Camera

Olympus America, Inc. and Polaroid Corporation have joined forces to produce the first digital printing camera in North America. Combining the expertise of both companies, the new C-211 ZOOM will offer filmless digital camera capture with a built-in instant photo printer, creating a new imaging category: "digital photo printing cameras." It is designed for use by pros and amateurs.

Two Seasoned Nikon Inc. Staffers

Nikon Inc. has promoted John D. Clouse to a newly created position of Senior Vice President of Nikon's Sales Division and David C. Lee, to the position of Vice President, Photo Sales Division. Clouse will have supervisory responsibility for sales of Nikon photo imaging products through photo retailers in the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The VP of Sales for Nikon since 1985, Clouse has spent 35 years in the photo industry, earning numerous sales awards. Lee, who has served as Nikon's National Sales Manager since 1995 and with Nikon photo sales for more than 20 years, will oversee sales of photography products in the photo specialty channel.

President Havel Honored by Leica

The camera, with a black paint finish and serial number 2,500,000, was given to Havel by Leica Camera CEO Hanns-Peter Cohn at the Castle of Prague.
Havel said he intends to auction the camera at a later date; with proceeds going to a foundation he and his wife founded to support projects concerning culture, humanity, education, health, and social affairs. Leica, a premier camera and optics company, presents cameras with special serial numbers to important photographers, scientists, and politicians.

Duane Michals
to Receive SVA Master Series Award

Duane Michals, a photographer and visual storyteller whose work has graced the pages of Life, Vogue, and The New York Times, has been selected as the 14th recipient of the coveted Master Series Award of the School of Visual Arts. As part of the honor, a retrospective exhibition of Michals' work will be held at the Visual Arts Museum, 209 East 23rd Street in New York City, from September 18 through October 21, 2000.
Considered one of the major innovators of photography in the 20th century, Michals had worked in graphics and publishing until a three-week trip to Russia with a borrowed camera permanently

Fujifilm Names New EVP/COO