Camera Wholesalers & Olympus Corporation are pleased to present an evening with prominent professional photographer John Issac on Thursday October 7th at the Turn of River Firehouse Auditorium at 268 Turn of River Road in Stamford,CT. The event will start at 7 PM and is open to the general public. Mr Issac will share a multi-media presentation sharing his many experiences from his prestigious career. We have heard Mr. Isaac leaves his audiences inspired and spellbound & we are pleased to share him with the Fairfield County photographic community. From 1969 to 1998, John Isaac worked for the United Nations and had a distinguished photography career in their Department of Public Information. In 1978, the United Nations promoted him to head photographer and he retired as the chief of the Photo Unit in 1998. During that time John traveled to more that 100 countries while capturing on film the struggles and triumphs of our changing world (John Issac photo courtesy of Olympus). Throughout his career, John received numerous national and international awards for his work, including the Picture of the Year from Missouri School of Journalism, First prize in the Photokina International Photo Contest, the Best Outdoor Photograph of the year and the Professional Photographer of the Year by the PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association.Over the years he also received 13 awards from Nikon International Photo Contests. Most recently in January 2000, the International Photographic Council named Mr. Isaac as the recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award. John has authored many books including a series called "Children in Crisis." Through this series, John gives a first hand account of the daily life of children and their families in troubled regions around the world. He co-authored "Endangered Peoples" with Art Davidson & Art Wolff  for the Sierra Club. He also co-authored "Coorg, Land of the Kodavas" with his wife Jeannette about the Coorg Region in Southern India and most recently "The Vale of Kashmir", named one of the year’s best photography books by American Photo magazine in 2008. Besides his work with the United Nations, Issac provided coverage for UNICEF as well, working closely with the late actress Audrey Hepburn, the late "King of Pop" Michael Jackson, Harry Belafonte and Liv Ullman. In 1998, John went to Africa to photograph Liberian children for Luciano Pavarotti's foundation, Pavarotti and Friends. Whether in a friend’s yard in New Jersey or a tiger sanctuary in India, John Isaac lets the beauty of nature inspire him. Although the average photo enthusiast may not be able to travel the globe in search of the perfect shot, Isaac’s methods and his passion for the craft can help anyone (anywhere) get that great shot. Mr Issac will share insights on his passion and craft as well  (Friends-Rio De Janerio photo by John Issac).   We thank Steve Ball and Marc Farb from Olympus for their assistance on our first Tent Sale weekend and urge you to join us for this unique and informative evening. Our Basic Point & Shoot Class for October 7th will not take place so that everyone can take part in this event.

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