In October 1919 Takeshi Yamashita founded the company we know today as Olympus, specialising in the manufacture of microscopes and thermometers. 100 years along the line, Olympus’ history of excellence continues with a range of award-winning mirrorless cameras and high-quality lenses.
Reaching the grand old age of 100 years is obviously something that should be celebrated. And while Olympus won’t be receiving a birthday card from the Queen, we would like to mark our centenary by celebrating with fellow centenarians in a unique way.
We are commissioning a group of Olympus photographic Ambassadors to take portraits of centenarians born in 1918 and 1919, with the results collated into a celebratory book and accompanying exhibition at our London art gallery.