Celebrating Centenarians: An Olympus Exhibtion: Join the celebrations as Olympus mark their centenary.
Olympus reaches 100th birthday this October and to celebrate they have joined with individuals also celebrating this momentous landmark with a unique portrait project.
In October 1919 Takeshi Yamashita founded the company we know today as Olympus, specialising in the manufacture of microscopes and thermometers. 100 years along the line, Olympus’ history of excellence continues with a range of award-winning mirrorless cameras and high-quality lenses.
Reaching the grand old age of 100 years is obviously something that should be celebrated. And while Olympus won’t be receiving a birthday card from the Queen, they would like to mark their centenary by celebrating with fellow centenarians in a unique way.
Olympus has commissioned a group of Olympus photographers to take portraits of centenarians born in 1918 and 1919; the results collated into a celebratory book and accompanying exhibition at After Nyne Gallery.
The project aims to celebrate life, capturing a professional portrait for the family and to freeze time whilst collating memories and secrets to reaching this grand age to share with others.