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With The New Decade, Canon Explorers Of Light Program Introduces New Talent And Honors Legends Of Photography

January 15, 2020 GMT

MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagery is powerful, it can elicit emotions, reinvigorate memories and forever capture new ones. The Explorers of Light (EOL) program created by Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, showcases industry leading photographers who leverage Canon products to see and capture the most evocative images of our time. Today, five new Explorers of Light are revealed from an assortment of genres, as well as Canon Legends, a new program that honors photographers who have broken barriers and lead the way within the photographic community.

Pushing the boundaries of creativity and discovering what is possible with Canon equipment, the newly introduced EOLs are:

Landscape Photographer – Erin Babnik

Car Culture/Automotive Photographer – Larry Chen

Wedding and Portrait Photographer – Sal Cincotta

Wedding and Portrait Photographer - Vanessa Joy

Outdoor Photographer – Zak Noyle

Legends Program
Started in 1995, The Explorers of Light program was created to celebrate and highlight the work of outstanding professional photographers. These professionals have made a profound impact within the photography industry and are leaders within their respective genres of photography. As a new class of EOL creators are ushered in, an influential group of EOLs will make up the inaugural class of Canon Legends, which provides a means for Canon to recognize, honor and preserve the legacy and leadership of some of the most accomplished Explorers of Light. These legends of photography have made and will continue to make a substantial impact on not only the photography and imaging industry, but on the Company as well. Canon Legends provides deserved notoriety for this elite group’s hard work and dedication and will be an anchored honor within the Explorers of Light program, continuing to grow in the coming years.

The inaugural Legends Program class members include:

Harry Benson

Art Wolfe

Parish Kohanim

Arnold Newman*

Duane Michals

Sam Abell

Denis Reggie

David Stoecklein*

Melvin Sokolsky

Greg Heisler

Joyce Tenneson

Brian Lanker*

Walter Iooss

Douglas Kirkland

For additional information and samples of work, please visit: https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/explore/explorers-of-light

About Canon U.S.A. Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2018† and was named one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2019. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.

†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

*Honored posthumously

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