Orlando, Florida (February 26, 2006) — National Geographic, one of the world’s leading authorities on world exploration and cultural and environmental conservation, has teamed up with Bogen Imaging to be the exclusive distributor of its Earth Explorer PhotoBags in North America.
The Earth Explorer PhotoBags are an ideal blend of today’s cutting-edge protective carrying technology and a traditional “explorer” look and feel. The collection mirrors National Geographic’s dedication to exploration by providing ample room to carry cameras, accessories and personal belongings.
In addition, in recognition of National Geographic’s commitment to conservation, each bag in the Earth Explorer collection is manufactured from a variety of environmentally friendly, natural sourced material, including fibers such as hemp and cotton, and includes features like all-metal antique brass buckles.
“We are pleased to be partnering with National Geographic to deliver innovative, high quality photo bags to the market,” said Wayne Schulman, Product Manager for Bogen Imaging. “Actually, I view the Earth Explorer PhotoBags as a ‘lifestyle’ collection that delivers quality, protection, function and style to serious outdoor photographers as well as to the hiker, backpacker, bird watcher or day tripper who wish to record their adventures with a digital or film SLR, point and shoot camera or small camcorder. I am especially proud of the commitment to the environment in the collection’s design and manufacture. Everyone at Bogen shares a passion for photography and quality and we’re eager to present this collection to the attendees and exhibitors of PMA 2006,” concluded Mr. Schulman.
The National Geographic Earth Explorer PhotoBag collection consists of a medium camera pouch, small and medium sized shoulder bags and medium and large sized backpacks.
For additional information, please visit www.bogenimaging.us
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 lineswhich round out the most complete range of exceptional accessories in the business.
About National Geographic:
Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, with a mission to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge while promoting conservation of Earth’s cultural and natural resources. It reaches more than 300 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and its four other magazines; the National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; radio programs; films; books; videos and DVDs; maps; and interactive media. National Geographic has funded more than 8,000 scientific research projects and supports an education program combating geographic illiteracy. For more information, log on to nationalgeographic.com; AOL Keyword: NatGeo.