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Kingston Invites Visitors to Interact with 'Icons of Photography'

Sports Illustrated photographer Peter Read Miller answers 20 Questions to kick-off the new microsite that encourages visitor participation with Ask the Icon and Critique My Image features

Press Release—Kingston Technology Company, Inc., has launched a series of interviews with photographers on its Icons of Photography Web site. The first interview is with award-winning Sports Illustrated photographer Peter Read Miller. The 20 Questions interview series provides visitors with an up-close and personal look at some of today’s most respected photographers. With this new series, Kingston also debuts a newly-designed Web site created to encourage visitor participation and interaction with Kingston’s Icons.

Kingston wants visitors to its Icons of Photography Web site to take an active role through new features including Ask the Icon, which gives photographers an opportunity to submit their own questions and Critique My Image, which invites photographers to submit their favorite photo to be constructively critiqued by one of Kingston’s Icons.

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“The ‘Icons of Photography’ Web site was originally created as an educational forum where photographers—professional and enthusiast—could learn helpful tips from some of the world’s most respected photographers,” says Jaja Lin, Flash marketing manager, Kingston. “The fact that our customers now have an opportunity to interact with the Icons, either by asking them a direct question or having one of their images critiqued, provides even greater educational value because it promotes the sharing of ideas.”

Peter Read Miller’s photos have graced more than 90 magazine covers during his 40-year career as a sports photographer. When asked about Kingston’s interactive approach to the Icons Web site, Peter replied, “I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in photography to pick our brains and show us their work. Any time you can find opportunities to share thoughts and ideas, something good will always come from it. I’m looking forward to the new format of the Web site.”

Interviews with other Kingston Icons of Photography including world renowned photographer Harry Benson, renowned photojournalist and advertising photographer Colin Finlay, and National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig, will be published over the coming months.

To learn more about Peter Read Miller and the new Icons of Photography Web site, please visit www.kingston.com/iop.