Ricoh Photo Gallery RING CUBE Exhibition Announcement

- Ikuo Tatsumi Photo Exhibition: "Run! Shoot! In the World's Marathons" -

TOKYO, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - Ricoh Co., Ltd. has announced the start of the Ikuo Tatsumi Photo Exhibition: "Run! Shoot! In the World's Marathons" from February 3, 2010. This is an exhibition of works chosen from among those submitted during the July-September 2009 public submission period. Entering marathons in Tokyo and six other major cities (New York, Vancouver, Berlin, London, Roma and Seoul), from the course Ikuo Tatsumi shot photographs of scenes and people that gave his heart pause as he ran. Over 120 photographs are to be exhibited.

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These fresh and vivid images of roadside and course scenery are presented from a new viewpoint: that of the runner. Energized by the vigor and smiling faces of these photographs, viewers will be ready to go out and run themselves. There are plans to also present a special selection of photographs of the Tokyo Yumemai Marathon, in which participants run on sidewalks following traffic rules, and photographs of marathons in Okinawa, which have a festival atmosphere.

At Ricoh, our ambition is for RING CUBE to be not only "a place to display and appreciate photographs," but also a gathering place for people who want to both enjoy photographs and express themselves through photographs and a place that expands the possibilities of photography. We will continue to hold exhibitions presenting the works of a wide range of photographers, both professional and amateur.

(Photographer's profile)

Ikuo Tatsumi is a journalist. After stints as a Kyodo News reporter at locations such as Maebashi, Sendai and Sapporo as well as in the Foreign News Section at the head office, he served as Phnom Penh bureau chief and was assigned as a video and news desk journalist at the Tokyo MX television station. He is currently an editor of audio-video news at the head office. Tatsumi has written many newspaper and magazine news articles, including photo-illustrated overseas reportage, and he has also produced many video reports. Tatsumi has completed over 40 full marathons. He continues to run in marathons throughout the world, holding a compact camera in one hand and taking photographs along the way.

(A note from the photographer)

At marathons held in major cities abroad, there is a festival atmosphere both on the course and alongside it. The runners, cheering spectators and volunteers all have leading roles in this festival. It was my ambition to hold this kind of marathon in Tokyo, and I also wanted to communicate to people the fun of running together. That is why I got involved in activities to promote the holding of the Tokyo Marathon, and it is also why I began taking photographs while running in marathons around the world. On these 42.195 km journeys, I encounter many people, who give me strength to keep running. I hope you too will enjoy these encounters with such people, these instants of the heart dancing!

    
    (Exhibition Details)

    Name:           Ikuo Tatsumi Photo Exhibition: "Run! Shoot! In the
                    World's Marathons"
    Photographs:    Over 120
    Sponsor:        Ricoh Co., Ltd.
    Dates:          February 3 to 14, 2010 *Except days the gallery is
                    closed.
    Place:          RING CUBE Gallery Zone
    Address:        San-ai Dream Center 8F/9F, 5-7-2 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
                    (Reception desk 9F)
    Tel:            +81-3-3289-1521
    Times:          11:00 to 20:00 (to 17:00 on final day)
    Closed:         Tuesdays
    Entrance fee:   Free
    URL:            http://ringcube.jp

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SOURCE RICOH CO., LTD.

For further information: For further information: Nishimura, PR Department, Ricoh Co., Ltd., Tel: +81-3-6278-5228, e-mail address: koho@ricoh.co.jp

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