Újezd 19, Praha 1 - Malá Strana

14. 12. 2017 – 21. 1. 2018 NIKON CALENDAR 2018

Miloš Nejezchleb – Consumer society (D800)Miroslav Bárta – Woknous (D5500)
Jaroslav Hora – Bílá krása - Páv korunkatý (Nikon D610)Matěj Třasák – Skiing in the sky (Nikon D800)
Pavel Šmejkal – Podivná šachovnice (Nikon D90)Ivan Svatoš – Nekonečná řeka (Nikon D750)
Lukáš Ďúran – Flowers (Nikon D810)Ondrej Medveď – Hlavou v oblakoch (Nikon D800E)
Martin Weiss – Zákoutí Šumavy (Nikon D70)Věra Smolíková – Divoká jízda (D750)
Lucie Drlíková – Follow your inner light (Nikon D810)Marian Kuric – Rolling Stones (Nikon D610)

Nikon Photo Gallery is showing the 50 best photographs from the Nikon Calendar 2018 Contest.

The contest is for all lovers of photography who use Nikon cameras and both amateur and professional photographers are eligible to take part. This year, the 9th year of the contest, is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founding of Nikon Corporation and the theme of the contest, NIKON CALENDAR 2018 – 100 years with Nikon, is connected to this important event. The total 882 photographers, who submitted 2 579 photographs, took part in the contest. The competition took place on www.nikon-kalendar.cz. from the beginning of September until 31 October 2017. With regard to the important Nikon anniversary happening this year, it was also possible to submit photographs taken with older analogue cameras. The photographs for this exhibition and calendar were selected by a professional jury chaired by Mr Stanislav Pokorný, member of the Association of Professional Photographers of the Czech Republic and curator of Nikon Photo Gallery.

The fifty photographs at the exhibition are for sale at www.nikon-kalendar.cz,. The proceeds will be donated to the ARPIDA Centre to facilitate their clients’ trip to the seaside in 2018. Some scenes from Jiri Madl’s film To See the See, made with Nikon’s participation, were filmed at the ARPIDA Centre. The main protagonist of the film dreamed of a trip to the seaside with his family. Thanks to the project To See the See II and the photographers who contributed to the contest with their images, the trip will be available to more children from the Centre ARPIDA.

Additionally, Nikon CEE GmbH, odštěpný závod will donate 100 000 Kč to the ARPIDA Centre for their 100th anniversary.

The winners of the 12 photographs in the 2018 calendar are: Miloš Nejezchleb (Consumer society), Pavel Šmejkal (Strange Chess Board)), Ivan Svatoš (Neverending River), Lukáš Ďúran (Flowers), Ondrej Medveď (With Head in the Clouds), Martin Weiss (Recess in Šumava), Věra Smolíková (Wild Journey), Lucie Drlíková (Follow your inner light), Marian Kuric (Rolling Stones), Miroslav Bárta (Woknous), Jaroslav Hora (White Beauty – Crowned peacock), Matěj Třasák (Skiing in the sky).

The winner is Miloš Nejezchleb with his photograph “Consumer society“.

As part of the photographic competitions with a charitable angle, Nikon has already published eight successful calendars. In the previous eight years it collected over 2 038 000 Kč through auctions, money collections and organisers’ contributions. The proceeds were donated to the Clinic of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology UK 2.LF and FN in Motol, Oncology Foundation for the 21st Century of the Oncology department of the Thomayer University Hospital and Polyclinic in Prague, Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic UK2, LF and FN Motol for the support of cochlear implantations in paediatric patients, Happy Senior Foundation for the support of the Exchange of Mutual Help and Free-time Activities for Seniors project, Jakub Halik Foundation for the expansion of the Mechanical Heart Support programme connected to the transplant programme HEART in IKEM, Endowment Fund Kapka naděje (Drop of Hope) to cover expenses connected with the services of a psychologist at Child Haematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant unit at Motol Hospital in Prague, Palata Home for the Visually Impaired for the rehabilitation of the orientation system for the blind and partially blind in the facility, and Archa Chantal Endowment Fund whose philosophy is the humanisation of paediatric medical units.

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary, the exhibition has on display 29 historical Nikon cameras on loan from Japan. You will find most of the iconic cameras that captured the world’s history in photographs, including Nikon F3 cameras, that NASA, the agency for space program, used in their cosmic research.

www.nikon-kalendar.cz

© Nikon CEE GmbH, odštěpný závod, 2017