Canon Welcomes Two Explorers of Light

Canon Welcomes Two Explorers of Light

20-Year-Plus Program Debuted New Members at PhotoPlus Expo 2016


Melville, NY—Canon USA added two photographers to its Explorers of Light program—Stephanie Sinclair and Jeremy Cowart. The new members join a range of talented professionals who work with Canon as representatives and imaging ambassadors.

“For over 20 years, the Explorers of Light program has enabled Canon to align with amazing professional photographers that use the power of the image to educate and inspire. And Jeremy Cowart and Stephanie Sinclair will help us to do both in new and impactful ways,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon USA, Inc.

Stephanie Sinclair

Stephanie Sinclair is a New York-based photojournalist who has gained international acclaim for her attention to human rights issues. Through her photography and her Too Young to Wed foundation, she has shone a spotlight on issues such as child marriage, female circumcision, war and polygamy.

“Throughout my career, I’ve used the power of images to tell stories that weren’t being told,” Sinclair said. “I’m honored to join Canon’s Explorers of Light program. And I’m eager to get more involved in speaking to the next generation of photographers to teach them how to do the same.”

Jeremy Cowart

Jeremy Cowart is an accomplished portrait photographer who has captured iconic images of some of the world’s biggest celebrities. In addition, his humanitarian work has taken him to places such as Rwanda and Haiti. There he created photo essays that helped tell the stories of lives ravaged by war and tragedy.

“I’ve always been passionate about teaching, because it is my belief that art can change the world,” said Cowart. “I’m so proud to join the Explorers of Light program and be part of such an amazing team of professional photographers who share my enthusiasm for spreading the joy of imagery.”

Canon Explorers of Light

Since the creation of the program in 1995, Canon’s Explorers of Light have been leaders in their respective fields. The have also garnered awards and accolades for their work. These individuals partner with Canon as educators and role models for aspiring creative artists. They participate in workshops, seminars, gallery showings and also personal appearances throughout the United States.