Optical equipment manufacturer Tamron Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Saitama City, Japan / President and CEO: Morio Ono) has won the 36th Japan Professional Photographers Society Award presented by that society.
This award was established in 1967 by the Japan Professional Photographers Society (JPS), an organization of Japan’s top professional photographers that was formed in 1950. It is presented to individuals and groups recognized as having made significant achievements in discovery, invention, and development of photographic technology as well as those making major contributions to or achievements in the advancement of photographic culture.
“Tamron has developed as a precision optical equipment manufacturer since its founding in 1950, providing the global market with compact and light high-performance lenses at reasonable prices. The company is highly regarded by many photographers for the high level and reliability of its technology, and we recognize Tamron for its achievements in contributing to photographic culture.”
JPS was formed in 1950 to affirm and advocate the professional skills of photographers. It was authorized as a public interest incorporated association by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) on May 11, 2001. JPS has 1,800 regular members, 13 honorary members, and 53 supporting member companies (as of 2010).