Kodak Photokina Panel – "Pro Photography: What's Film Got to Do With It?"

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Kodak Photokina Panel Unites Diverse Photographers Around Film
Pep Bonet, Det Kempke, Amy Postle and Eddie Soloway to Present “Pro Photography: What’s Film Got to Do With It?”; Professor Rolf Sachsse to Moderate

ROCHESTER, NY September 9, 2008 – Combine fashion, commercial, photojournalism and nature photographers together on a stage and the conversation can go anyplace. But at the Photokina panel “Pro Photography: What’s Film Got to Do with It,” hosted by Eastman Kodak Company, the one passion shared by these photographers is their love of film. The panel, featuring internationally renowned photographers Pep Bonet, Det Kempke, Amy Postle and Eddie Soloway, and moderated by Prof. Dr. Rolf Sachsse, will explore their work, their motivations and the relevance of film in their craft.

“When I look at the collective portfolios of each of these artists, I’m simply astounded by the voice, passion and commitment each brings to the stories they tell,” said Mary Jane Hellyar, president, Film, Photofinishing & Entertainment Group and executive vice president, Eastman Kodak Company. “We’re thrilled to have such an accomplished and diverse group share their experiences and engage with Photokina attendees.”

Kodak will host the panels on Wednesday, September 24 and Friday, September 26 at Photokina’s Koeln Messe fairgrounds at the following times and locations:

  • Wednesday, September 24; 2:00 – 3:30 pm; Hall 1, Open Stage
  • Friday, September 26; 2:00 – 3:30 pm; Hall 1, Open Stage

In addition to the discussion, Kodak will showcase photographs by the panelists at its booth, Hall 5.2, Booth: C-019, C-009, B-109, B-001. The photographers work with a number of the films in Kodak’s portfolio, including the newly introduced KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTAR 100 Film – now the world’s finest grain color negative film.

About the panel:

PEP BONET (www.pepbonet.com):
Born in Colònia de Sant Jordi, Majorca, Bonet moved to Amsterdam to study photography, inspired by a visit to an exhibition by Ed Van Der Elsken.  In 2002, Bonet was selected as one of a handful of photographers to the World Press Photo Master Class with a work titled “Faith from Sierra Leone.” That same year he was nominated one of the top 30 young talents of the year by the New York photography journal Photo District News. A renowned and award-winning photographer, Bonet has spent the past four years focused on Africa and several long-term projects, including “Faith in Chaos,” about post-war Sierra Leone, and “Posithiv+,” documenting the issue of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa. Bonet is a founding member of NOOR, a photo agency committed to growing understanding of the world by producing independent in-depth visual reports and collectively and actively promote, exhibit and sell the work of its member photographers.

DET KEMPKE (www.detkempke.com): Kempke, a member of Bund Freischaffender Fotodesigner (BFF), an association of independent photo designers, works with the world’s biggest agencies and companies, as well as publications such as Allegra, Elle Style, Fit for Fun, Gala, Glamour, GQ, Harpers Queens, Maxi, Tomorrow, InStyle, Stern, and Vanity Fair. Kempke considers his photography as “cinematographic,” telling stories that vary from pure and innocent to opulent and sumptuous.

AMY POSTLE (www.amypostle.com): Postle has chosen women as her photographic subject of choice, and portrays them in many moods – from alluring and erotic poses in black fishnet stockings to playful, introspective or dreamy moments.  Her roster of clients includes NARS Cosmetics, Sephora, Bloomingdales, Jennifer Nicole, Ruby Sky, Mahwish Syed, Chimaera Designs, Cuir Designs, Bella Models, Q Models, NY Is Book Country, Brooks Institute, Nerve.com, DoubleWide Media, America Media, Inc. Woman’s World Magazine, Victoria Magazine, Lucire, Parenting Magazine, Shutterbug, Wedding Day, New York Weddings, and The Independent.

EDDIE SOLOWAY (www.eddiesoloway.com):
Eddie Soloway’s photographs are the expression of his passion and commitment to the natural world. His eye has developed during 30 years of exploring the earth’s wild places. He spent ten years working for the Institute of Earth Education, where he helped develop wilderness journeys and school curricula and conducted educational workshops in five countries. In 1998, Soloway received the first Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award, presented by the Santa Fe Center for Photography. Today he divides his time between teaching, making fine-art prints, and shooting for Getty Images. His book, One Thousand Moons, was published in the summer of 2004.

ROLF SACHSSE (www.hbksaar.de/1049.html), MODERATOR:
Since 2004, Sachsse has held the seat in history and theory of design and media at the Saar Academy of Fine Arts in Saarbruecken, Germany. A professionally trained photographer, Sachsse studied communication research, art history, and German literature and he received a PhD in photographic history. From 1985 to 2004, he was professor of photography and new media design at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in Krefeld. Sachsse has curated more than 70 exhibitions and written more than 20 books and 300 scientific articles on the history of photography, media, design, and architecture.

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