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One lens, one phone call changed everything for Nikon thanks to David Douglas Duncan

4/21/2017 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

D.D.Duncan interview: One lens, one phone call changed everything for Nikon

'One telephone call changed the history of optics in Japan for sure.' Celebrated photographer, David Douglas Duncan, who turned 100 on Jan. 23, 2016, is one of the first photographers we've approached to share his experience with Nikon.

Here, he shares how he first came across Nikon and this encounter played a crucial role in establishing Nikon's cameras and lenses worldwide.

'From his coverage of the Korean War, which gave birth to the celebrated book "This Is War!", to his intimate documentation of Pablo Picasso, Duncan has influenced generations of photographers.' - Source:

This is the second remarkable story of many we will share in the lead up to celebrating Nikon's 100th Anniversary! The story continues...


Video by Joe McNally and Drew Gurian.
Photography by Joe McNally and Jun Miki

About David Douglas Duncan:

(Born January 23, 1916) is an American photojournalist who is best known for his dramatic combat

Text, image and video via Nikon Europe

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