Haakonsson Tapped As Phase One
Digital imaging leader Phase One announced recently that Henrik O. Haakonsson has been appointed president of Phase One A/S, effective August 1, 2001. Prior to his appointment, Haakonsson worked for Bruel & Kjaer, a research and development firm where he served as managing director since 1996. Haakonsson, 41, is credited with helping lead the company's successful turnaround. Before joining Bruel & Kjaer in 1993, Haakonsson was responsible for sales in Ciba-Geigy, Copenhagen. He holds a master's degree in sales & marketing from the Copenhagen Business School.
For more information on Phase One and its digital product line, log on to www.phaseone.com.
Miniature-camera maker Minox has once again teamed up with Leica to create the Leica miniature M3 Classic Camera. The mini M3 follows the recent success of the miniature edition of the Leica IIIf. Along with its unique design, the mini M3 is designed to produce quality photographic results. Created to a 1:2.5 scale, the model uses Minox's 8x11mm film, the Minoctar 1:5.6/15mm lens, and sports a stable metal body with engraved serial number.
The full-scale Leica M3 was first introduced in 1954, with 225,000 later produced, making it the most successful Leica of all time. The miniature M3 retails for $439.
IPC "Fiesta" to Support Eddie Adams'
Formulating plans for IPC's September 13 Summer Fiesta are (seated l-r): Michael Nier, PIMA; Stacie Errera, Tamron USA; Kathy Schneider, Cygnus Business Media; Maya Marzolf, The Bath House; James Chung, Fuji Photo Film U.S.A.; Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Eddie Adams. (Standing l-r): Alan Kessler, Phoenix Corporation of America; Peter Lebovitz, Agfa; Don Christensen, photo writer; Vanessa Reiser, The Eddie Adams Workshop. The International Photographic Council (IPC), a non-governmental organization of the United Nations, has announced the date of their annual party to support "Barnstorm, The Eddie Adams Workshop." The event is scheduled for Thursday, September 13, 2001, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Bath House, 540 East 11th Street in New York City.
This year's "Summer Fiesta" will be held on the rooftop deck of The Bath House, a unique photo/rental studio owned and operated by Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Eddie Adams.
The party will feature Latin-style food and live music, themed giveaways, a raffle for an assortment of photo products, a silent auction featuring books and original photos by world-class and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographers, and other photo-related items. Photographers Gordon Parks, Carl Mydans and Joe Rosenthal are slated to be honored with special IPC awards at the event.
The 2001 Barnstorm, to be held in early October, will be the 14th annual workshop. The goal of the four-day session is to share information between seasoned professionals and newcomers to the field of photojournalism.
All proceeds from the Summer Fiesta will be donated to Barnstorm to promote education in photography.
For more information about the IPC Summer Fiesta, e-mail Andrea Jones at Andrea—Jones@fujifilm.com or call 914-789-8172. Attendance will be limited to 300. For information about Barnstorm or to inquire about available sponsorships, visit www.eddieadams.com, or call 212-387-8640.
Giant Pictorico Fish Brightens Baltimore
As part of the City of Baltimore's "Fish Out of Water" project, a group of Baltimore photographers wrapped a six-foot fiber glass fish in Pictorico PolySilk Fabric emblazoned with colorful images. The striking sculpture is one of 200 fish lining the streets of Baltimore this summer as part of "Fish Out of Water," a public art show similar to the "Cows on Parade" displays held recently in Chicago and New York.
Judy Herrmann, a Baltimore photographer and president of the local chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers, which sponsored the PolySilk-covered fish, explained: "I've output many images on different Pictorico media and I thought the fish project would lend itself wonderfully to PolySilk."
To create the fish, over 100 images from 28 ASMP photographers were scanned in and laid out on the surface of the 6x3-feet fish. The design competed with 500 other entries before winning a spot in the show. "It was a very intriguing and attractive design," said Richard Cross, with the Downtown Partnership, "and because it incorporated the work of so many artists, it was also the only fish that capsulized the combined creativity and spirit of Downtown Baltimore."
Photography Hall of Fame Goes Global
The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum has teamed up with PlanIt! Services, Inc. to provide web service to museum members and the rest of the world through their new website, www.iphf.org.