Tenneson and Epson: A Wise Decision
From May 6 to16, the front windows of Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City displayed 16 wide-format prints of photographs taken by Joyce Tenneson for her new book, Wise Women: Portraits and Voices of Women: Aged 65 to 100 Years (Bulfinch/Little, Brown).
The display images, created on the new Epson Stylus Pro 9600, ranged in size from 18"x24" to 42"x56" and were printed using 7-color Epson UltraChrome Ink, in Black Matte mode, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper.
From beautician to Supreme Court Justice, volunteer teacher to Academy Award winning actress, these portraits and interviews challenge all negative stereotypes of aging. Each portrait is compelling in its own way, show a new vision of what it means to be an elder in the U.S. today.
Among Tenneson's subjects: Coretta Scott King, Sandra Day O'Connor, Kitty Carlisle, Geraldine Ferraro, Ann Richards, Cicely Tyson, Jane Goodall, and Odetta.
For more information on the Epson 9600, visit www.ea.epson.com
Photokina Cologne 2002-World of Imaging
The world's imaging marketplace meets again this
September in Cologne
Photokina is organized by KoelnMesse GmbH in cooperation with the Photographic Industry Association. This "World of Imaging" will be held in Cologne, Germany, from Wednesday, September 25, to Monday, September 30, 2002.
More than 1,600 exhibitors from 45 countries will create the world's largest photo and imaging exposition, with more than 60 percent of exhibitors coming from outside Germany. The United States accounts for the largest contingent, with more than 160 suppliers exhibiting. The international flavor of Photokina is what drives that exhibitor attendance and shows why Photokina is considered the premiere worldwide imaging event. Attendance in 2000 was more than 162,000, with 40,000 trade exhibitors from outside Germany and more than 1,000 from the United States alone.
Photokina has expanded by more than 215,000 sq. ft. to 2.4 million sq. ft. with the addition of exhibit space and special events for the digital printing and publishing and home electronics fields. With the convergence of the worlds of imaging and information, this expansion reflects the influence of imaging technology into all areas of communication, including telecommunications, information technology, prepress, and consumer electronics. The World of Imaging at Photokina defines the state of the art in all these fields and provides the perfect platform for the information, inspiration and ideas essential to their continued growth.
Visitors to Photokina this year will experience an immersive environment that brings together special programs and seminars within each area of interest. Each of these programs is held near exhibits that offer products and services that serve those interests. For example, in the Consumer Photo, Video, and Imaging halls (halls 1 to 8 and 11), the Slide Action Center, the Home Cinema Center, and the Youth Imaging Events will be held. And in hall 14, INFOCOMM Europe, focusing on production and presentation technology and media, will complement the Professional Media exhibits. In a separate hall complex, there will be outstanding exhibits mounted by the show organizers, including, among others, photos from Peter Lindbergh.
New programs this year include the First International Congress for Digital Publishing, the launch of a new prepress standards initiative, Youth Imaging Events, a Slide Action Center, a Home Cinema Center that showcases home theater products and solutions, and exciting exhibits of photographic work in the exhibition center and the city of Cologne.
www.photokina.de (German and English)
• Polaroid Corp. has launched a 10-city
educational tour to promote professional photography techniques and
inspire new levels of creativity using Polaroid film. This
nationwide tour will kick off at Polaroid's marketing headquarters
in Wayland, Massachusetts, and will stop in Boston, New York, Los
Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Miami, and Toronto.
Polaroid photography experts will address topics such as general proofing, using 3x4, 4x5, 8x10, and SX-70 format-specific films, as well as industry-related proofing techniques; scanning; and creative usage of Polaroid's image manipulation tools and techniques to inspire and enhance creativity and produce final art. Shooters will also have an opportunity to use the Polaroid 20x24 camera, which will be available for rent for three days following the event at a discounted rate.
Interested photographers are encouraged to pre-register for their local seminar by visiting Polaroid website at www.polaroidwork.com/roadshow or by calling (800) 662-8337, extension P001.