The Eyes of Nikon Photo Exhibition

August 8, 2014

A complete collection of photos captured with NIKKOR lenses by photographers active around the world to be exhibited in Shanghai, China

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that the Eyes of Nikon Photo Exhibition, a complete collection of photos captured with Nikon digital SLR cameras and NIKKOR lenses by photographers active around the world, will be held from August 23 (Saturday) through September 30 (Tuesday) at the Nikon Plaza Shanghai* (No. 1363 West Nanjing Road, Jing'an Dist., Shanghai) in Shanghai, China.

Eyes of Nikon Photo Exhibition panel and exhibition space

In 2013, Nikon celebrated the 80th anniversary of the release of its first NIKKOR photographic lens with a number of activities promoting the appeal of NIKKOR lenses and the enjoyment of photographic imaging. One of these activities was the creation of the Eyes of Nikon* (published by D.D.WAVE Co., Ltd.) photo collection, a project that best exemplifies the NIKKOR brand. Eyes of Nikon is based on the theme, "ART meets TECHNOLOGY makes HISTORY", and is a collection of photos with which 40 NIKKOR lenses were used by photographers active around the world who aimed for the ultimate in quality to express the world of photographic art. In addition to photos captured with Nikon digital SLR cameras and NIKKOR lenses, Eyes of Nikon also incorporates explanations of NIKKOR lenses by the developers themselves, as well as the history, background, intent, and optical technologies behind the design and development of those lenses, making it a comprehensive guide to the appeal and advantages of NIKKOR lenses.

Approximately 28 large prints of photos captured by 12 of the photographers who contributed to the Eyes of Nikon photo collection and active in the fields of art, fashion, sports, and nature will be exhibited at this photo exhibition to be held in Shanghai. The exhibition will serve as a place where visitors can view the works of photographers active on the world's front lines, with exhibition of not only printed photos, but also slide shows displayed on a large screen. What's more, artistic photos showing production scenes at NIKKOR lens factories, where a number of noteworthy NIKKOR lenses have been born through the know-how of skilled craftsmen, will also be exhibited. This exhibition will strive to present an opportunity for visitors to experience the superior rendering capabilities of NIKKOR lenses and the fine technologies used in their production, as well as to increase visitors' interest in the world of photographic imaging even further with its unique and diverse artistic feel and creativity.

Nikon will continue to contribute to photographic imaging culture through the optical technologies it has cultivated over its long history, and to develop appealing cameras that incorporate cutting-edge technologies and NIKKOR lenses that maximize the potential of those cameras, so that people around the world can experience the joy and thrill of photography.

The Eyes of Nikon Photo Exhibition

Dates August 23 (Saturday) – September 30 (Tuesday), 2014
Venue Nikon Plaza Shanghai (No. 1363 West Nanjing Road, Jing'an Dist., Shanghai)
Contributing photographers: Ahn Jun, Bob Martin, Craig Jones, Daisy Gilardini, Donald Miralle, Kabo, Yoi Kawakubo, Marcelo Gomes, Norihito Ogata, Phil Knott, Topaz Leung

See the nikkor.com website for more information on the Eyes of Nikon Photo Exhibition and the NIKKOR brand.

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.