February 9, 2012, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono / Headquarters: Saitama City) announced that it will be providing special sponsorship to an earthquake reconstruction support project photo exhibit to be held by the Japan Professional Photographers Society (JPS). That exhibit is titled "Ikiru" (Living in Severity) - One Year After the Great East Japan Earthquake -. Tamron will also be providing information on the exhibit to visitors to the company's booth at the CP+2012 comprehensive camera and photo imaging show held from February 9 at Pacifico Yokohama in Yokohama Minato Mirai.
The photo exhibition will feature in three parts 120 works mainly of photographers living in the affected areas. It will tell of the wonderful “power of photographs” by giving a sincere look at events and situations and recording the facts and truths of the affected areas.
Website for "Ikiru" (Living in Severity)
- One Year After the Great East Japan Earthquake -
Mass media has been extensively reporting on the situation in the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake that struck on March 11, 2011. In that, the work of media photographers has been spectacular in showing what happened there.
JPS held its Great East Japan Earthquake Fund-Raising Photo Exhibition at Fujifilm Photo Salon at the end of last April. All proceeds went to the people living in the disaster-stricken areas through the Asahi Shimbun Society Welfare Organization.
As photographers from around the world exhibit and publish their images of the destruction, more and more people realize that photography plays a very important role in recording our history. JPS thus put great consideration into how it could make contributions through photographs. And as a result, it decided to organize another photography exhibition and publish a collection of photographs in March of 2012, one year after the disaster.
|Exhibition period||:||Friday, March 2 to Thursday, March 15, 2012 (open every day)
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays)
|Venue||:||Fuji Photo Gallery Shinjuku
1st floor of Ohta-kamico Shinjuku Bldg., 1-10-3 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Two-minute walk from No. 2 exit of Shinjuku Gyoenmae Station of the Marunouchi subway line
|Organizer||:||Japan Professional Photographers Society (JPS)|
|Special sponsor||:||Tamron Co., Ltd|