Photo-imaging industry veteran and the former president of the Consumer Imaging division of Agfa-Gevaert Group, Hans G. Kuhlman passed away early last month.
In 1999 he retired following a 40 year career with the Agfa-Geveart Group. Under his direction, the company increased its strength and marketshare in several areas, including wholesale photofinishing equipment, independent photo specialty and professional markets. While focusing on the diversification of the industry, Hans Kuhlmann helped Agfa expand its manufacturing, facilities in the U.S.A. and establish itself as a market leader in providing private-label consumer film.
In his illustrious career, Kuhlmann received the IPC Leadership Award, the Society for Imaging Science and Technology top award, the Lieven-Gevaert Award for outstanding achievements in the field of silver halide imaging. Kuhlman was also a Lifetime Member of Photo Marketing Association and won the PMA Distinguished Service Award for 2000.
P.C. Little (1938-2011)
Mr. Prakash Chandra Arya, widely known as P. C. Little, passed away in his hometown, Lucknow recently. Mr. Little was a multifarious human being. He was a high-quality painter, proficient photo-artist, an erudite writer and a philosopher. He served as former director, regional centre of National Academy of Fine Arts in Lucknow and former head of the department of commercial art and photography at Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lucknow. In the last one year, this retired teacher of art had taken to turning his own samples of nature photography into canvasses of abstract, graphic art, some of which he even displayed at exhibitions.
We at Smart Photography offer our sincere condolences to both the families, and may their souls rest in peace.