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30th October 2019 - 12th November 2019

Olympus marks its 100th birthday this October and to commemorate we have embarked on a unique portrait project, along with some incredible individuals also celebrating this momentous landmark.

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. While Olympus won’t be receiving a birthday card from the Queen, we wanted to mark our centenary by celebrating with fellow centenarians in a unique way. We commissioned a group of Olympus Ambassadors and photographers to take portraits of centenarians born in 1918 and 1919, with the results collated in celebratory book and accompanying exhibition at our London art gallery this October.

The project aims to celebrate life, capturing a professional portrait for the family and to freeze time whilst collating memories and secrets to reaching this grand age to share with others.  

The exhibition will be available to view at the After Nyne Gallery between 30th October – 12th November (subject to gallery opening hours)

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30th October 2019
12th November 2019
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After Nyne Gallery
10 Portland Road, Holland Park
London, W11 4LA United Kingdom
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