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Brooks Celebrates 60 Years


The Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, Calif., has announced plans to celebrate the school's 60th anniversary throughout the remainder of 2005, and is seeking alumni to be part of the celebration.

In addition to other anniversary activities in Ventura and Santa Barbara over the coming months, the celebration will culminate with two major events on the weekend of Oct. 20-22. Brooks will host an alumni reception at the 2005 PhotoPlus Expo in New York City on Friday, Oct. 21. The following evening, a gala will be held at the Fess Parker Doubletree in Santa Barbara. The event's theme will be the 1940s, when Brooks was founded by professional photographer Ernest H. Brooks Sr.

In the hope of reconnecting with Brooks graduates, starting with the original 30 students who enrolled some 60 years ago, the school has launched an alumni web site, http://alumni.brooks.edu.