Sunil Janah, IndianPhotographer (1918-2012)
Indian Photographer Sunil Janah died last week at the age of 94. Janah, a legendary figure in India came to international prominence when he released devastating photos of the Bengali Famine that hit the region in 1943. His collection published in People’s War, The Journal of the Communist Party of India was the first and definitive view of the famine, despite the Journal, his personal accounts,and revealing Photographs being heavily censored by the British Government. Janah’s career mirrored the modern history of his country and the historic figures in it. His shots of Mohandas Ghandi have been seen worldwide. Very active in Indian affairs till his death, Janah died in his home in Berkeley, CA and is survived by his son Arjun who residesin Brooklyn, NY.
Lexar XQD MemoryCards available this Fall
Lexar is ready to join SONY as the only manufacturers of the new XQD memory card. Seen as a possible (but not guaranteed) replacement for the CF- Compact Flash format that most DSLR camera have used for the past decade, the XQD card hasn’t yet seen much industry support. Only the Nikon D4 currently uses the format. For Lexar to expand the market for such a product they must be confident that it will soon be compatible with other cameras
“We are committed too ffering innovative and industry-leading photography solutions, which is why we’re working with Nikon to offer and co-market XQD memory cards. We view the XQD standard as one of the most logical ways to increase interface speed beyond that of existing Compact Flash technology with the capability of offering performance up to 5Gb per second, in time,” said Wes Brewer, vice president of products and technology, Lexar
Legendary Surf Photographer Aaron Chang honored by Hilton
World renowned photographer Aaron Chang is branching out with a presence at the recently opened Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa located at 1 Ponto Rd. in Carlsbad, Calif. The hotel celebrated its ribbon cutting and opened to the public in late June. Chang also has a strong presence at the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach, where his work is popular withhotel guests.
“In the last four weeks, we sold 12 of Aaron’s pieces to guests who couldn’t leave without taking them home,” said Marco Perry, general manager of the Shorebreak Hotel. “His work is that captivating.”
The Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa has on display more than 18 pieces of Aaron Chang’s work, from his breathtaking, critically acclaimed photography, to his surfboard art, throughout the hotel. The spa treatment roomname plaques are adorned with artwork by Aaron Chang… So if you are looking for a summer vacation surrounded by some great photography, maybe this is your place.