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August 15, 2011
Tamron Co., Ltd.
Tamron 60th Anniversary Project

Eternity at a Moment
-The Vision of 60 Photographers-
Event Information and Introduction of 60 Photographers

August 15, 2011, Saitama, Japan - Tamron Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Morio Ono, Head Office: Saitama City), a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, celebrated its 60th anniversary on November 1, 2010. To commemorate this anniversary and express sincere appreciation for the many major awards bestowed on the 60th anniversary model 18-270mm Di II VC PZD (Model B008), including the EISA European Zoom Lens of the Year 2011 - 2012 and the Camera GP Japan 2011 Lens of the Year. Tamron is pleased to announce the project: Eternity at a Moment - The Vision of 60 Photographers.

Eternity at a Moment -The Vision of 60 Photographers- Concept

Sixty photographers, spotlighting and giving form to that fleeting ‘essence’ that would otherwise escape our attention.
The captured ‘moment’ is a glimpse of the ‘eternity’ it evokes.
The photographer’s eye that is focused on the ephemeral - what does it tell us?

Over the past 60 years, Tamron, with its ‘New Eyes for Industry,’ has been distinguished by its highly creative products, continuously setting those ‘eyes’ on illuminating the future.
This milestone anniversary is an occasion to not only reflect on Tamron’s history, but to mark the start of the next phase of Tamron’s evolution.
In this project, 60 photographers used Tamron's 18-270mm Di II VC PZD (Model B008) to capture how they perceive Eternity at a Moment. Their creations will be displayed on Tamron's special website and at a photographic exhibition.
For a photographer, time itself is an eternal theme. The interpretations of Eternity at a Moment by these 60 photographers are certain to be diverse and thought-provoking expressions, and Tamron is pleased to showcase each of their compelling viewpoints.

Participating Photographers

The sixty photographers selected to participate come from different generations and will present works from a wide range of genres and a variety of perspectives.

Katsu AokiKenichi Komatsu Hideo Nishihira
Kyosuke AonoKoichi SaitoHerbie Yamaguchi
Koichi AkagiYoshie SatoShirou Hagihara
Hideyuki AbeTakashi ShikanoTatsuo Hata
Shinya ArimotoTetsuro Shimizuhana
Tetsu IidaKenichi ShindoIzumi Hirota
Yoshichika IshiiKohji SuwaNaotaka Hirota
Bon IshikawaYoichi SoneTakeshi Fukazawa
Masako ImaokaKimio Tanaka Tomohiro Fujii
Seiichi UozumiTakeyoshi TanumaTakashi Homma
Shinichi EguchiTakuya TsukaharaTakayuki Maekawa
Etsuko EnamiKatsuyoshi TsuchiyaTakahito Mizutani
Mitsugu OhnishiMasato Terauchi Mitsuru Mizutani
Ryo OhwadaNaoyuki ToyodaKazushi Momoi
Kazuyuki OkajimaSeiya NakaiNaomi Yano
Maki KawaiKatsuhito NakazatoAtsushi Yamada
Keiichi KimuraYoshitaka NakataniAlao Yokogi
Keisuke KumakiriTakehiko NakafujiShigeru Yoshida
Taichi Kozawa Takashi NamikiShin Yoshino
Yoshiaki KobayashiKeiko NiimiSatoru Watanabe

Project Details and Schedule

1. Official Site    URL: http://www.tamron60.com/en/

Site opening:
4:00 p.m., August 30 (Tues), 2011
Details:
Sixty photographers will display unique work based on the project concept on this site, along with a dedicated, individual message.
The creations will be gradually released on August 30, September 12 and September 20.

*A blog will also be set up with the latest information updates: http://tamron60.blogspot.com/

2. Photography Exhibition

Date:
October 5 (Wed) ・11 (Tues), 2011, 12:00 ・7:00 p.m. (*Last admission 30 minutes before closing time)
Venue:
3331 Arts Chiyoda, 6-11-14 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0021
TEL: 03-6803-2441 / FAX: 03-6803-2442    Official site: http://www.3331.jp/en/
Entry fee:
Free

Public participation events: Seminar and talk session

There will also be a photography magazine and a viewing space for the photographers・works.

Charity Activities

Because the photography exhibit is taking place in the same year of Japan痴 unprecedented natural disaster, charity activities in support of disaster relief will be held throughout the exhibition period. Details to be announced.