Carrie Fraser
Cygnus Expositions
Phone: 952-808-3356

For Immediate Release

PhotoImaging & Design Expo to Host Tribute to Eddie Adams
Photo trade show honors a legendary photographer

San Diego, CA (April 7, 2005) The PhotoImaging & Design Expo, which takes place April 19-21, 2005, at the San Diego Convention Center, announced today that it will host a very special tribute to Eddie Adams. A visionary photographer, Eddie - with his signature hat, ponytail, and unassuming disposition - helped shape the art of photojournalism, and was pivotal in helping to create the PhotoImaging & Design Expo. The PhotoImaging & Design Expo will show a DVD presentation of Eddie Adams: Sex, Love and Violence. Douglas Kirkland, a Barnstorm faculty member and long-time friend of Eddie's, will introduce the video.

Adams, a celebrated photojournalist who covered 13 wars, photographed some of the most celebrated people in the world, and won over 500 awards, is a photo legend. He is one of the most published photographers in the U.S., with his work gracing the pages of newspapers and magazines like TIME, VOGUE, VANITY FAIR and PARADE. His career spanned journalism, corporate, editorial, fashion, entertainment and advertising photography. He photographed leaders in all fields, from politics to the superstars of film, television, sports and high fashion. His portfolio includes one-on-one sessions with seven U.S. Presidents and sixty-five Heads of State.

Last year, as Eddie was preparing to come to PIDE and deliver a talk about his work, he started to lose his voice to ALS. He decided that rather than speaking, he would show everyone what his work was about, through a video montage of his life and art. He worked with a close friend, Vanessa Reiser, to put his images, words, and interviews together, into an hour-long DVD. Many of these images will be featured - some very well known, others more obscure - showing the versatility of a career that spanned over 50 years.

In addition to the video, PIDE will be collecting donations for Barnstorm, The Eddie Adams Workshop. In 1988, Eddie started Barnstorm, The Eddie Adams Workshop, which was designed to be a place where he and his heroes could share their work with each other and with the country's most talented young photographers. Eddie had only intended for Barnstorm to be a one-time event. Eighteen years later, The Eddie Adams Workshop continues to be the only tuition-free workshop of its kind, extended to 100 photojournalists handpicked from across the country based solely on the merit of their pictures. Teamed up with the world's leading photographers and editors, over four days and nights they document their subjects while experimenting with their craft and discovering their own voices. If you would like more information on Barnstorm, please visit

"We are incredibly happy to help promote the Eddie Adams Workshop, Barnstorm, through PIDE 2005," says Cygnus Imaging Group Publisher Kathy Schneider. "We hope that this initiative will help generate new contributions to the foundation. Eddie was a PIDE Advisory Board member and was inspirational in helping us launch the event in 2004. We are proud to host A Special Tribute to Eddie Adams at this cutting-edge conference and trade show."

The PhotoImaging & Design Expo will be held April 19-21, 2005, at the San Diego Convention Center. An all-inclusive three-day package provides access to seminars, live shoots, and the exhibit hall, as well as entrance into networking events including a cocktail reception on opening day and lunch on the trade show floor on closing day. For information on attending or exhibiting at the 2005 event, visit,, or call 800.827.8009.
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