Press Release: Manfrotto Sponsors National Geographic‚s All Roads Photography Program

Los Angeles, CA and Washington, D.C.  (26 September 2005) ˆ Manfrotto, the world‚s leading manufacturer of support products for pro video and photography, will be a sponsor of the 2005 All Roads Photographers Program.  In connection with National Geographic‚s All Roads Film Project, this program recognizes and supports talented photographic storytellers from around the world who are documenting their changing cultures and communities through photography. 

The 2005 All Roads Photographers Program is a key component of the All Roads Festival, which is designed to recognize, support, and spotlight the next generation of photographers and storytellers who have been documenting their changing culture and community.  Manfrotto is proud to be a sponsor of this National Geographic initiative.

The Festival provides a forum for indigenous and under-represented minority-culture filmmakers and photographers to showcase their work to a global audience and share their unique culture and experiences through exhibitions, panel discussions, and workshops.  

The All Roads Festival, an event comprised of cutting-edge film, videos, live music, art, and a photographic exhibition, will feature work from the program‚s 2005 awardees.  Featured artists will include:  Marcela Taboada, Sudharak Olwe, Neo Ntsoma, and Andre Cypriano.  Awardees will receive, among other prizes, photographic equipment from Manfrotto.

The 2005 Festival will be held in Hollywood, CA, September 22-25, 2005 and in Washington D.C. September 29-October 2, 2005.

Manfrotto products are distributed exclusively by Bogen Imaging in the United States.  For information, contact Bogen Imaging at <> or 565 East Crescent Avenue, Ramsey, NJ 07446-0506.

About Manfrotto

Gruppo Manfrotto are world leaders in the manufacture of professional camera and lighting supports for photography, video, broadcast and entertainment.  For 35 years, Manfrotto has been building the world‚s widest range of tripods, heads and dedicated accessories to support professional and semi-professional still cameras, from the traditional small, medium and large format to the latest digital camera.  Every product in the Manfrotto range is designed to provide a perfect combination of important features such as: load capacity, size, stability, transportability, interchangeability and construction quality ˆ guaranteeing unique inimitable reliability and longevity.  

About Bogen Imaging:

Since 1959, Bogen Imaging (formerly Bogen Photo) has been a leading source for photographic, cinematic and video lighting, supports, and accessories. Many of the most respected manufacturers of precision products for the photographic, video, Cine and lighting are distributed in the U.S. exclusively by Bogen. These include Manfrotto and Gitzo tripods and heads, Kata protective carrying systems and accessories, Avenger lighting grip, I.F.F. ceiling mounted lighting suspension, Metz on-camera flash systems, Gossen light meters, Elinchrom studio lighting systems and a wide host of additional product lines which round out the most complete range of exceptional accessories in the business. 

Posted: Mon - September 26, 2005 at 09:37 AM