TAMRON OPENS NEW FACILITY IN LONG ISLAND, NEW
Tamron USA, Inc. opened the doors of its newest facility recently at a special ceremony in Long Island, New York. Attending the event were members of the press, supporting vendors, and executive management from Tamron Co., Ltd. in Japan; Tamron Europe GmbH; Tamron Ltd. in the United Kingdom; Tamron France, and Tamron Industries Ltd. in Hong Kong. Mr. Kazuyasu Noguchi, president of Tamron Co., Ltd., presented remarks at the ribbon-cutting ceremony. "Looking back on the history of Tamron in the U.S., 21 years have passed since we first established our office," Noguchi said. "Over the course of 21 years, we have moved three times to accommodate our growing business. Each time we moved to a new location, we wished that we could have secured our own property. Now, our dream has come true, thanks to the continued support from the management team at the New York Branch of Asahi Bank, and our business associates and friends in the photographic industry." The new 35,000-square-foot facility, located off exit 53 of the Long Island Expressway, boasts an 18,000-square-foot distribution center, as well as several suites of offices.
Jim Enderle, of the USS Wasp, is embraced by wife Cindy and sons Jeffrey, 6 (left) and Lorenzo, 4, at the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation Homecoming Statue dedication ceremony at Town Point Park in Norfolk, Virginia on October 14, 2000.
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEWS
Rare photographs of the Old West and striking images from the more recent past, are on display at two new shows at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The Old West show, entitled Native Land: Photographs from the Robert Lewis Collection, features 50 images taken in the American West during the 19th century, a time when photographers helped document the new frontier and its native inhabitants. Native Land runs through August 6, 2001.
A selection of winning photographs from The Eyes of History 2001 competition will also be on display at the Corcoran. The exhibition showcases the work of the White House News Photographers' Association. Running from May 23 to June 30, 2001, the show features 60 images documenting the year's top news stories, including photos from the recent race for the White House. For more information about both shows, log onto www.corcoran.org.
OTA TO HEAD PENTAX
Yoshi Ota, who for the last five years has served as the Pentax Corporation's general manager for International Sales, has been appointed president of the company, Pentax officials announced. Ota will oversee the company's photographic, sport optics, survey, and CCTV lens divisions for the United States. He previously worked in Pentax's audiovisual and domestic sales departments.
RIT'S BIG SHOT LIGHTS UP ALAMO
The Alamo complex in San Antonio, Texas, served as center stage for the 16th Big Shot photo taken by RIT's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. The recent shoot-the first "painting with light" experience performed outside New York State-was the result of nearly a year's preparation. The mechanics were similar to those in years past. Some 70 students and several hundred other volunteers, all with hand-held camera flashes and flashlights, firstname.lastname@example.org.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL SCHOOL EXPANDS
To help meet growing demand, Olympus plans to increase the number of locations for its School of Digital Photography for 2001-2002. Last year, more than 300 people attended the program, which features a full-day digital imaging seminar sponsored by Olympus America, Inc. The school debuted in San Francisco in June 2000 and has traveled to Chicago, New York, Atlanta, and Los Angeles, as part of its 10-city tour. For more info, log on to www.olympusphotoschool.com.
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