Olympus Expands it's Olympus Visionaries Program With Two New Ambassadors

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(New Olympus Visionary Members Joe Edelman and Kelley L Cox)

The Olympus Visionary program is Olympus's officially sponsored ambassador program. This, in a nutshell, means they find photographers who shoot exclusively on Olympus cameras and gear who are constantly showcasing great work. Once in the Olympus Visionary program the new ambassadors participate on social media, in lectures, create new photo and video content as well as attend media events and trade shows amongst other things. 

And Olympus just added to its roster of talent with the addition of two more ambassadors to its Visionary program. Here's an official statement from the company:

"Olympus is excited to announce today the expansion of the it's professional ambassador program, the Olympus Visionaries, with the addition of professional sports shooter Kelley L Cox and commercial photographer and social influencer Joe Edelman. The North American Olympus Visionary Program is a group of fourteen elite professional photographers who exclusively use Olympus products to share their passion for photography with a global audience across the verticals of sports, commercial, portraiture, photojournalism, landscape photography and more.

Cox and Edelman join this select group, with notable members including Pulitzer Prize-winning and National Geographic shooter Jay Dickman and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Larry Price."

Here's a video Joe made last year explaining why he switched from Nikon to Olympus.


If you're an Olympus shooter and are interested in becoming an Ambassador, here are the stipulations Olympus lists on its website for applying to the Visionary Program:

  • Must exclusively shoot with Olympus gear
  • Must be involved with Olympus and share their work on the Get Olympus Facebook page. We highly encourage you to share your work in this manner
  • Must be willing to attend public facing events as an ambassador of the Olympus brand and discuss Olympus products in your photography
  • Must be willing to submit regular, usable images to Olympus

You also have to be a resident of the U.S. or Canada, if you meet all those criteria, send an email to [email protected]