100 Years of Nikon: A Visual History Through Photographs

2017-09-13

Nikon is today's one of the oldest camera and optics manufacturer to date, established in Tokyo, 1917. It has now reached its centennial year in 2017, and the corporation looks back at its eventful past through photographers and photography, as well as the cameras that made them renowned.

Charlie Cole: Tank Man, 1989 © Charlie Cole; The Space Shuttle Columbia during the STS-9\Spacelab 1 mission. November 28, 1983 © Foto: Nasa; Joel Marklund Tennis player Roger Federer of Switzerland returns the ball with a forehand shot during the French Open quarterfinal in Paris, France on May 31, 2011. © Joel Marklund; Thekla Ehling: „Mädchen auf dem Bett“, aus der Serie „Sommerherz“, 2008 © Thekla Ehling; Ami Vitale A panda keeper does a health check on the cub of giant panda Xi Mei at the Wolong Nature Reserve managed by the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Sichuan province, China October 31, 2015. © Ami Vitale

The exhibit will be traced back in the 60's and onwards to the 20th century when decades were ruled by the 35mm format. It boasts the work of Steve McCurry, whose Afghan Girl images in 1984 was taken by a Nikon camera, Charlie Cole's "Tank Man", and NASA's space images also used their equipment. By that time, 700,00 photos were already taken by NASA. The brand has been known to be the choice among documentarians and photojournalists, but the exhibition will showcase Peter Lindbergh, whose first fashion series for Stern Magazine in 1978 were taken with Nikon.

Catch the exhibition Living 24/7: 100 Years of Nikon at the NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf, September 22. The show wil run through November 5.

Duane Michals, Chance Meeting, 1970; Volker Hinz, 1989, Nikon auf Tablett © Volker Hinz; Heide und Hans-Jürgen Koch: Zwei Alligatoren, 2012 © Heide und Hans-Jürgen Koch; „Danny Kwan, Ed Ruscha & Bryan Heath - street shoot 8-8-75 – 3“ / Ed Ruscha hinter seiner Nikon F, die auf einem Pick-up installiert wurde, um den Sunset Strip in Los Angeles zu dokumentieren / courtesy Ed Ruscha Studio © 2017; Harald Schmitt: Arafat © Harald Schmitt

Images are from the press kit.

written by lomographymagazine on 2017-09-13 #news #nikon #photography-history #100-years-of-nikon

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