Not the light table session where a bunch of dudes sit around a light table late at night doing bad things, it's an old school surfing slideshow from hands down the best photographers and surfers in the world. Narrarated by the photo editors from each respective magazine, you can bet the quality will be top-notch! See info and dates below…
Surfing Heritage Foundation Announces Nike 6.0 As Sponsor For Spring "Light Table Sessions" Event Schedule
San Clemente, California April 9, 2009. Back by popular demand, the Surfing Heritage Foundation announces the continuation of last years surf photographer slide shows with a new series for 2009, "Light Table Sessions" presented by Nike 6.0. The series of three shows is co-produced with the cooperation of surf publications TransWorld SURF, Surfing and Surfer. Each magazine's Photo Editor will present a slide show of their favorite images and "talk story" about the images and the photographers who took them.
As Surfing Heritage Foundation's own Photo Editor Steve Wilkings explains, "In the day of film and transparencies, surf magazine photo editors would gather around the light table to view and critique the images as the way of selecting the best work to publish. Often, these sessions would end up including the editorial staff and the excitement of discovery would become the motivation behind the next issue".
On April 24, TransWorld SURF's Aaron Checkwood will be first to present, followed by Peter Taras of Surfing Magazine May 22, and the series concludes on June 26 with Surfer Magazine's Grant Ellis. Each show will be unique and all showings will be held at the Surfing Heritage Foundation's San Clemente location, with the world's most important collection of surfboards as the setting for the events. Participants will be able to view the collection, enjoy a no host bar; and have a unique opportunity to enjoy a slide show and meet the Photo Editors of each publication. . Each event will start at 7:00 and cost $15 to attend. Seating is limited. Proceeds will benefit SHF. For ticket sales and driving directions call the Surfing Heritage Foundation at 949 388-0313 x 5.
About Nike 6.0: Nike 6.0 is a multi-action sports brand supporting the next generation. Our mission is simple: Instigate, inspire and elevate the next generation. The barriers that once existed between action sports have been reduced by those who skate, surf, and ride with equal and inclusive passion. 6.0 is dedicated to this new crop of athletes through our multi-sport team, innovative product, and events. From the streets to the surf, from the dirt to the park, Nike 6.0 symbolizes the creativity and progression inherent in the DNA of action sports. www.nike6.com
About Surfing Heritage Foundation: Established in 2001 as a not for profit, the organizations mission is to preserve, present and promote the sport of surfing so that it will be more accurately portrayed, understood and enjoyed by current and future generations. The Foundation functions as a museum and archive and maintains the world's foremost collection of historic surfboards and surfing memorabilia. Located in San Clemente, California, it is open for public viewing. www.surfingheritage.org