Nikon to Sponsor McNally’s “Faces of Ground Zero – 10 Years Later”...

Nikon to Sponsor McNally’s “Faces of Ground Zero – 10 Years Later” Exhibit

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Melville, NY—Nikon Inc. is the exclusive photographic equipment sponsor of the “Faces of Ground Zero – 10 Years Later” exhibit at the Time Warner Center in New York City. The free exhibit, marking the 10th anniversary of 9/11, will take place from August 24 to September 12, 2011. The exhibit features more than 50 images and videos by internationally acclaimed photographer Joe McNally, which bring to life some of the extraordinary individuals personally impacted by the events of 9/11.

Based on McNally’s renowned “Faces of Ground Zero, Portraits of the Heroes of September 11, 2001,” this updated special exhibition will feature original life-size portraits along with new digital images and exclusive video interviews shot with the latest Nikon cameras, revealing where the subjects are today and how 9/11 indelibly affected their lives.

“Nikon is proud to be a sponsor of the ‘Faces of Ground Zero – 10 Years Later’ exhibition,” said Bo Kajiwara, director, Marketing, Nikon Inc. “The still images and videos shot by Joe McNally document in compelling detail a very significant event in recent history and are vivid, powerful reminders of the human spirit.”

The exhibition includes portraits and video of firefighters and other uniformed rescuers, families of victims, survivors, caregivers, politicians and students from nearby schools. Some of the individuals honored in this exhibition include firefighter Louie Cacchioli, Josephine Harris, and Ladder 6 chef Michael Lomonaco, as well as former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

“It’s been a truly amazing experience to recreate this exhibition,” said McNally. “It’s an honor to be able to visually tell the ongoing stories of the incredible people I first met 10 years ago that continue to be an inspiration every day.”

Joe McNally is a widely acclaimed photographer who has been a Nikon shooter throughout his career. He is globally recognized as one of the most accomplished masters of light and color and has inspired a world of photographers with Nikon’s Creative Lighting System. McNally’s international photography career includes time as a staff photographer for Life magazine and a contributor to National Geographic for over 23 years. He has shot cover stories for Time, Newsweek, Fortune, New York, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Life and Men’s Journal.

McNally’s “Faces of Ground Zero – 10 Years Later” exhibition will be held at the Time Warner Center in New York City from August 24 to September 12, 2011. The exhibition is open from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday, and from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free and open to the public. nikonusa.com

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