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IPC Announces New Years Luncheon at the UN

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December 13, 2005, NY, NY — The International Photographic Council (IPC), a multinational non-profit organization of the United Nations dedicated to increasing worldwide recognition of photography as a universal means of communication, announced today that it will hold its annual IPC New Year’s Luncheon on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 from 11:30 AM-2:30 PM at the United Nations, 4th Floor, Delegate Dining Room. Lunch attendees will include professional photographers, advertising and marketing executives, photography manufacturers, and dealers/distributors.

The New Year’s Luncheon will include presentations by the most respected and recognized sports brand in the world, Sports Illustrated Magazine, whose Publisher, Photo Editor, and Staff Photographer, will kick-off the XX Winter Olympics 2006 season to be held in Turin, Italy in February by showing exciting examples of sports photography and the world of Winter Olympics.

Herbert Keppler, Vice President, Popular Photography & Imaging and American Photo magazines, will be honored at the luncheon with the IPC “Hall of Fame Award” for his contribution to the photographic industry to support a common good for the advancement of photography. Prior to his position at Popular Photography & Imaging, Mr. Keppler was Editorial Director and Publisher of Modern Photography Magazine and Senior Vice President of ABC Leisure Magazines, a division of the American Broadcasting Company.

Mr. Keppler has authored seven books and periodicals on photography and is an outstanding photographer, as well as an expert in camera design. He is a graduate of Harvard College and has served as commanding officer in the Navy. Among the many awards Mr. Keppler has won, include “The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Rosette” presented by His Majesty, the Emperor of Japan for his outstanding contributions to the development of the Japanese camera industry and the promotion of understanding between Japan and the United States.

About the International Photographic Council
Founded in 1974, the International Photographic Council (IPC) is a multinational non-governmental organization of the United Nations, comprised of representatives from every major sector of the photographic industry. It is dedicated to increasing worldwide recognition of photography as a universal means of communication through the adoption of a motto: “Peace through understanding. Understanding through photography — the universal language.” For more information or to join IPC, contact: or Website: .

The IPC New Year’s Luncheon is priced at $95 per person. To RSVP or for more info on attending, contact: or

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