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PRESS RELEASE: Photojournalist Harry Benson Shares Personal Thoughts and Memorable Moments in History on Kingston Technology's 'Icons of Photography' Web Site
20 Questions Interview with Legendary Photographer Uncovers First Big Break
Fountain Valley, CA - July 19, 2007 - Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, announced today that it has posted an interview with legendary photojournalist Harry Benson on its 'Icons of Photography' microsite. A witness to history, Benson shares what it was like to be standing next to Robert F. Kennedy when he was assassinated, how he got his first big break as the only journalist allowed to interview a mass murderer in prison, and how it felt to march with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In addition to his photographic exploits, Benson expresses personal goals such as his longtime desire to become a professional football (soccer) player.
"Being a member of Kingston's 'Icons of Photography' means I have the support of professionals I can rely on to answer any questions I might have," said Benson. "It seems rather apropos that Kingston® would take it one step further and develop a program that allows photographers from around the world to ask questions and seek advice from us. Being involved in this way brings my career full-circle as it allows me to share my life experiences," added Benson.
The interview marks the second in a series called 20 Questions which gives site visitors an up-close-and-personal look at some of the world's most respected photographers. Kingston encourages photographers who visit the 'Icons of Photography' microsite to take an active role through features including Ask the Icon, which gives photographers an opportunity to pose their own questions and Critique My Image, which invites photographers to submit a photo to be constructively critiqued by one of Kingston's Icons.
"The reaction we've received about this program from photographers around the world has been extremely encouraging," said Jaja Lin, Flash memory marketing manager, Kingston. "The questions posed to the Icons and the quality of images submitted for Critique My Image shows that there is a lot of interest and talent nationally and internationally," added Lin.
Benson has photographed every U.S. president from Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush. In addition, he went on maneuvers with the IRA, was in the room with former President Richard Nixon when he resigned and was next to Coretta Scott King at her husband's funeral.
For more detailed information visit the Kingston IOP Web site at www.kingston.com/iop.
About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world's largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Malaysia, Taiwan, China and sales representatives in the United States, Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, India, Taiwan, China, and Latin America. For more information, please call (800) 337-8410 or visit www.kingston.com.
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(First posted on Thursday, July 19, 2007 at 12:51 EDT)