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The Explorers of Light concept came out of Canon USA in the mid 1990s as a broad-ranging initiative for photographic education and inspiration. Today, the group is comprised of dozens of the most influential photographers and cinematographers in the world, each a master of the their creative specialty. The Explorers share their photographic passions and technical expertise with eager audiences of photo professionals, hobbyists, and enthusiasts in a variety of personal appearances, seminars, and gallery showings through the United States.

Examples of the Explorers' work may be found in their contributor bios below, as well as numerous museums, galleries, and publications.

Explorers of Light use Canon EOS photographic equipment, and many print with Canon large format printers. Most recently, many of their public presentations have been enhanced with their use of high resolution Canon REALis projectors.

  • Simon Bruty

    Simon Bruty

    Based in Washington, D.C., Simon is a photographer with Sports Illustrated. He has traveled extensively to work on feature stories as diverse as soccer in Zambia, golfers in Greenland, badminton in Indonesia, and haute couture in Paris.

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  • Joe Buissink

    Joe Buissink

    Joe Buissink photographs weddings all over the world and has over the years been a favorite wedding photographer among many celebrities such as, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey, Brendan Fraser, Kelsey Grammer, Hillary Swank & Chad Lowe, Christina Applegate, Jenny Garth & Peter Facinelli, Christina Aguilera . . .

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  • John Paul Caponigro

    John Paul Caponigro

    Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1965 and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico John Paul Caponigro attended both Yale University and University of California at Santa Cruz graduating with a BA in Art and Literature in 1988.

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  • Michele Celentano

    Michele Celentano

    Michele Celentano's passion for wedding photography continues to grow, even after fourteen years. Michele quickly became one of the most successful wedding photographers in New York after graduating from the Germain School of Photography at the Center for Media Arts in New York City.

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  • Vincent Laforet

    Vincent Laforet

    Vincent Laforet, a three-time winner at the prestigious 2010 Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, is a director and Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer who is known for his forward-thinking approach to image-making and storytelling.

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  • George Lepp

    George Lepp

    George D. Lepp is one of North America's best-known contemporary outdoor and nature photographers. His passions for natural beauty, technical precision, cutting-edge technology, and environmental responsibility are revealed in his beautiful and compelling photographic images.

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  • Peter Read Miller

    Peter Read Miller

    Peter Read Miller has worked for Sports Illustrated magazine as staff and contract photographer for over 20 years, with more than 85 covers to his credit.

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  • James Nachtwey

    James Nachtwey

    In 1976, James Nachtwey started work as a newspaper photographer in New Mexico, and in 1980, he moved to New York to begin a career as a freelance magazine photographer. His first foreign assignment was to cover civil strife in Northern Ireland in 1981 during the IRA hunger strike. Since then, Nachtwey has devoted himself to documenting wars, conflicts and critical social issues.

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  • David Stoecklein

    David Stoecklein

    David R. Stoecklein launched his career as a photographer by taking lifestyle shots of skiing, hiking, biking, fishing, tennis, and golf. That work lead to assignments for well-known companies such as Timberland, Coca-Cola, L.L. Bean, Ski Magazine, Reebok, and Scientific Angler.

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  • Damian Strohmeyer

    Damian Strohmeyer

    After stints at The Topeka Capital Journal and The Denver Post newspapers, he has been affiliated with Sports Illustrated magazine for over 20 years. Among the major sports events you might spot Damian are: The World Series, The NCAA Basketball Tournament, The World Cup, The Stanley Cup, The Olympics, and the past 28 Super Bowls.

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