Lowepro announces four year sponsorship for Colin Prior Karakorum project
Lowepro has announced a four year partnership with UK photographer Colin Prior.
The headline sponsorship – the first ever on this scale for Lowepro – will support Colin’s ultimate dream to explore and photograph the extremely remote Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan.
Colin said, “My first trip to the Karakoram Mountains in 1996, made such an impression on my mind that they have haunted my dreams ever since. Scarcely does a day pass when I don’t think about being there.
“It is an exciting prospect to finally have the opportunity to fulfil my life’s dream and to create a body of work, which I hope will inspire those who see it and to celebrate what I believe to be the most dramatic landscape on Earth.”
Karakoram range, in the north of Pakistan, contains the greatest concentration of the world’s highest peaks with four of the planet’s fourteen 8000 metre summits situated round the central Baltoro Glacier. This vertical landscape is the ultimate test for the landscape photographer and over the next four years, it is Colin’s intention to document this amazing region in a way that has never before been attempted.
Loraine Morgan, Senior Marketing Manager for Lowepro said, “Rarely do we get the chance to support a photographic project of such global significance and we’re delighted to partner with Colin, with whom we’ve already worked for many years. This project has the real ability to create a photographic legacy for generations to come and embodies everything the Lowepro brand stands for; adventure, protection and commitment to photography.”
Colin added, “This will, without doubt, be my magnum opus and I would like to thank Lowepro for helping to turn my dream into a reality.”
The project will begin in May 2013 and continue until 2017 with a book and exhibition planned in the Autumn of 2018.
As the trip progresses, news, images and video footage will be available via both Lowepro and Colin’s own website and social media feeds – together with a number of planned events & talks regarding this epic photographic adventure.
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