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RICOH SPONSORS FIRST "JAPAN FASHION PHOTO 2011" AT HPGRP GALLERY NEW YORK

SPECIAL GR DIGITAL CAMERA PHOTO EXHIBITION "GRist12" TO COINCIDE


West Caldwell, NJ, September 6, 2011 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions, today announced that it will sponsor a photo event, "JAPAN FASHION PHOTO 2011," held by hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK from September 8 – 24.

"JAPAN FASHION PHOTO 2011" – a first-of-its-kind photo exhibition, designed to showcase premier fashion photographers of Japan – will be held during New York Fashion Week. Influential editors and art directors in the fashion and art industries in Japan have elected nine Japanese photographers whose works will be exhibited at the 16-day event.

During the event, "GRist" – a special exhibition by Ricoh photo gallery RING CUBE, located in Ginza, Tokyo – will also take place, called “GRist12.” "GRist" events feature photographs by famed Japanese photographers and celebrities as shot using a Ricoh GR Digital camera. The stories behind the artists’ photographs were first told on Ricoh’s GR BLOG, the official blog for GR Digital camera users in Japan. In the New York "GRist12" event, the work of 12 fashion photographers will be on display.

A "GRist" photo exhibition will also be held simultaneously in Japan, featuring the work of 34 photographers and celebrities. "GRist34" will be held from September 7 – 18 at RING CUBE.

The photographs exhibited represent the unique talents of the artists and how the Ricoh GR Digital camera allowed them to capture their unique, artistic vision. The event allows visitors to discover that self-expression through photography can be an enjoyable experience, whether you are an amateur or a professional.

JAPAN FASHION PHOTO 2011
Location:
hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK:
529 West 20th St. 2W New York NY 10011. Tel: 212-727-3030

Opening Events:
9 / 8 (Thu) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Art Performance by PIPI DEER X EEPMON

9 /9 (Fri) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fashion Presentation by TWOIN

9 /10 (Sat) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fashion Presentation by CHRIS HABANA

9 /13 (Tue) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fashion Presentation by JUMA

GRist12
Location:
in SPACE3 at hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK

Photographers: (names appear in order of the coverage in GRist in GR BLOG.)
Robert Adachi, Taichi Kozawa, Satoru Watanabe, Eiji Yuzawa, Daido Moriyama,
Masato Terauchi, Tomonori “rip” Tanaka, Tetsuro Shimizu, Takayuki Maekawa,
Ryo Ohwada, Kazuyuki Okajima, Youichi Sone

GR Digital
Released in 2005 as a compact premium digital camera by Ricoh, the GR Digital has been well evaluated by professional photographers in its descriptive power for compact cameras just as the film camera "GR" had been. The GR Digital is used as a sub-unit of an SLR camera, or as a camera for snapshots.

GR DIGITAL
http://www.ricoh.com/r_dc/gr/gr_digital3/
GR BLOG (Japanese only)
http://www.grblog.jp/

RING CUBE
Located in Ginza, Tokyo, RING CUBE is a place to discover new ways to enjoy photography, centered on the “Candid Photo,” which makes photos feel closer and more familiar – at anytime, lightheartedly. This is a photo gallery that encourages participation by as many people as possible.

RING CUBE
http://www.ricoh.com/r_dc/ringcube/
Photo Exhibition "Grist34" (Japanese only) http://www.ricoh.co.jp/dc/ringcube/event/grist34.html

About Ricoh Americas Corporation
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company, Ltd., the 75-year-old leading provider of advanced office technology and innovative document imaging products, services and software, with fiscal year 2010 sales in excess of $23 billion.

Ricoh’s fully integrated hardware and customizable services and software help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.

Ricoh Americas Corporation, directly or through its network of authorized dealers, markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.

Information about Ricoh’s complete range of offerings can be found at www.ricoh-usa.com.

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© 2011 Ricoh Americas Corporation. All rights reserved. All other company or product names, and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Kiyoshi Hashimoto
Ricoh Americas Corporation
973-882-5273
kiyohsi.hashimoto@ricoh-usa.com

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