Olympus will present a series of events at The Hospital to support the Annie
Leibovitz American Music exhibition. Combining lectures and digital camera workshops,
the activity is intended to offer aspiring digital photographers a unique opportunity
to learn from experienced and revered professionals whilst creating an open
forum to discuss the merits of the medium.
Celebrated international photographer, Lord Lichfield will present the first
lecture on the evening of Monday April 26th. Lichfield will discuss his distinguished
career and will focus on his transition from traditional film images to his
recent digital work. A question and answer session will follow the talk.
A panel discussion on Tuesday April 27th will bring together a selection of
radically differing viewpoints on the use of image in media. Panel members include
Bob Kirwin, Times Picture Editor, Jasmine Montgomery, Brand Strategist at Futurebrand
and a Creative Director of advertising agency, Lowes. Popular life style journalist
Martin Deeson will chair the panel.
On Saturday April 17th and April 24th Olympus will be running digital portraiture
workshops from 11.00 16.30 in association with the editorial team from
Photography Monthly. A series of short talks, demonstrations and practical exercises
over the day are designed to improve the skills of all attendees. A personalised
tour of American Music follows each workshop.
Andy Parker, Marketing Manager for Olympus UK comments, Olympus is
very pleased to be working with a progressive and innovative organisation like
The Hospital Group. Together we feel that we can provide the perfect platform
to showcase the talents of established digital photographers and encourage a
wider understanding of digital photography through both discussion and participation.