James Chung Departs Fuji
—presented by the German photographic industry, as well as the Japanese and French Awards for his endeavors on behalf of greater international cooperation in business and civic affairs. Following is an excerpt from his letter of departure:
"'Arigatoo Gozaimasu' means thank you in Japanese, for all the cooperation and friendship which you have so kindly extended to me over the 31 years that I have been with Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc.
It is with a good deal of regret that I announce my departure from Fujifilm, effective as of August 31.
The decision comes after carefully reviewing the opportunities in other areas where my background, training and special interests seem to present a long-term advantage which I would like to explore.
It is my hope that our friendship and business association
will continue to grow,
and I look forward to the opportunity of meeting you again." — James Chung
Jimmy Chung can be reached at his email address, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stepping Through the Ashes—Aperture's Photographic Elegy
Stepping Through the Ashes, photographs by Eugene Richards and text by Janine Altongy. Driven by Richards' deeply personal and singular vision, Stepping Through The Ashes is a photographic elegy to those lost, and a portrait of how people are coping and feeling in the wake of the tragedy. Richards' images are accompanied by Altongy's candid interviews with people who were personally affected by the attack.
Aperture is also celebrating its 50th anniversary this year from October 21-November 3, prominent public venues around the city, from museums and cultural institutions to zoos and bookstores, will each display photographs from Aperture's 50th anniversary book—Photography Past/Forward: Aperture at 50.
Photojournalists Capture NYC
During the Eddie Adams 15th Annual Barnstorm Photography Workshop, 100 photojournalist students from all over the country documented the spirit of New York, on September 11, by shooting over 30,000 images in the city. The pictures, based on the theme "We Love New York!" are being compiled into a book dedicated to the children of New York and will be presented to the city in February 2003, as a Valentine. Proceeds will go to a children's charity.
George Eastman House Honors 9/11
In honor of September 11, the George Eastman House presented "Picturing What Matters: An Offering of Photographs," on view from September 7 through January 20, 2003. Developed as a tribute in pictures from the Rochester people, thousands of photographs from the community hang alongside 125 images from the Eastman House collections. A third component of this exhibit is a display of photographs from September 11 and its aftermath.9/11 image, by Daniel Hulshizer. Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California,
by Dorothea Lange.
The Flag Is Passing By.
Citizens Day Rally, Milwaukee 1941,
by Edward Farber.
Allworth Press Presents 9/11 Essay
Frank Van Riper, photography columnist of the Washington Post and Pulitzer-nominated author, has—with the help of Allworth Press—put out a collection of his best photography writing, called Talking Photography.
His 2,500-word essay, "The Impact of Photography in the Year Since 9/11," appears on Washingtonpost.com. Referring to Peter Turnley's and Stan Grossfeld's work during the tragedy, Van Riper wrote: "There always will be those who view journalists as voyeurs or parasites, but these two shooters give powerful voice to the compelling need of journalists, not only to do their jobs, and thereby bring an important story to the world, but also to offer up at a terrible time what skills they have—as reporters of words and pictures-in the collective and somber effort of rebuilding."
You can download Van Riper's essay by visiting the Allworth website, www.allworth.com.com/Catalog/PH224.htm.
Roland DGA Corporation (www.rolanddga.com) has added Matte Artist Canvas (PCM-MAC7) to its growing lineup of Piezo Certified Media. The 18-mil canvas is made from medium-weight cotton/polyester fibers. All Roland Piezo Certified Media are custom formulated for optimal compatibility with Roland inkjet printers, particularly with pigment and solvent inks.