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Kingston Technology's logo. Click to visit the Kingston website! PRESS RELEASE: Kingston's New "Icons of Photography" Program Offers How-To Tips from World Renowned Photographers

Douglas Kirkland, Harry Benson, Barbara Bordnick, and Colin Finlay Among the "Icons" Who Share Tips, Techniques and Experiences at kingston.com

Fountain Valley, CA - January 23, 2006 - Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, has developed a partnership with several of the world's most respected photographers to develop a forum on its Web site to educate and inspire photographers everywhere - professional and enthusiast. "Icons of Photography" showcases the photography of several world-class photographers and their tips, techniques and advice for taking better pictures.

Each month, Kingston will spotlight a new Icon who will provide interesting advice and anecdotes for taking better pictures and share how they successfully navigate through the new and exciting world of digital imaging, storage, and workflow. Each photographer will explain his or her unique process of preparing for and capturing their subjects as well as moving, sharing, and protecting their photographs after the shoot.

Douglas Kirkland, world-renowned for his personality-revealing celebrity portraits, will be Kingston's first Icon to be featured on the Web site. In addition to providing viewers with valuable tips for taking - and protecting - better photographs, Doug Kirkland will display a portfolio of images which span his illustrious, 50-year career. The Web site will also include current listings of Kirkland's upcoming workshops, lectures, and exhibits.

Other photographers participating in the "Icon of Photography" program include:

  • Photography legend Harry Benson, whose images introduced the world to The Beatles and who continues to shoot for such publications as Vanity Fair, Newsweek, TIME and People Magazine, to name a few;
  • Barbara Bordnick, who received worldwide recognition for her "Great Women in Jazz" portrait series and her new book series Searchings: Secret Landscapes of Flowers;
  • Colin Finlay, world-class photojournalist whose work has been internationally recognized by World Press and Pictures of the Year;
  • Chris Rainier, world-renowned documentary photographer and director of the "All Roads" photography program at National Geographic;
  • Peter Read Miller, internationally-acclaimed sports photographer whose work regularly appears in Sports Illustrated and other sports publications; and
  • Gerd Ludwig, a photographer at National Geographic magazine who has taken photographs in more than 70 countries across the globe. He is a veteran of the renowned A Day in the Life book series, has won numerous photographic awards, and frequently exhibits his work at prestigious galleries worldwide.
"Kingston is honored to be working directly with an amazing group of legendary photographers to provide our customers and anyone else who visits Kingston's Web site with a variety of tips and techniques from individuals who truly are icons in their fields," said Wendy Lecot, digital media marketing manager, Kingston Technology Company Inc. "Their level of photography is much like a high-stakes poker game where every move counts. It seems only fitting that they put their trust in a brand that has a tradition of consistently meeting the challenge. Their words of advice and encouragement are an invaluable resource to photographers everywhere," added Lecot.

Photographers at all levels can access the "Icons of Photography" forum by visiting Kingston's Website at http://www.kingston.com/digitalmedia/iop .
Kingston will introduce a new photographer and their featured photographic technique on the 15th of each month from January, 2006 through January, 2007. Beginning in August, these photographers will provide a second technique, along with new online portfolios and updated information about upcoming lectures, workshops and exhibits.

About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
Founded in 1987, Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory and digital media products. Kingston operates manufacturing facilities in Malaysia, Taiwan, China and Fountain Valley, Calif. Kingston's back-end processing facility supports memory test and logistics. Kingston supports all memory processing functions from receipt of wafer to completed module. Kingston serves a network of distributors, OEMs, and retail customers in more than 3,000 locations worldwide. For more information on Kingston, call (800) 337-8410, or go to kingston.com.

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Kingston and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of Kingston Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. All other marks may be the property of their respective titleholders.

(First posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at 12:16 EST)

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