LOS ANGELES, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Graham Nash is one of the most enduring and seminal figures in popular music (The Hollies, Crosby Stills and Nash, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and as a solo artist). Mr. Nash will be awarded the Otis College of Art and Design's 2004 Honorary Doctorate Degree by Otis President Samuel C. Hoi at the Commencement Ceremonies at the College's Goldsmith campus on Saturday, May 8, at 10 a.m. Nash is a highly respected and honored photographer, collector, and pioneer of digital imaging. He co-founded Nash Editions the world's first museum-quality, cutting-edge digital fine arts press, and has produced multi-media projects that unite art and technology. The Otis Honorary Doctorate coincides with the release of Graham Nash's first photography book entitled "Eye to Eye." Shot between 1969 and 2003, Nash's photographs include revealing portraits of family and friends, images of life on the road, still life's and landscapes, street photographs, and a unique series of self-portraits which often shows him reflected in windows and mirrors. "Mr. Nash embodies the College's belief that tomorrow will be led by creative, flexible thinkers who understand the convergence among media, technology, communication, and design," Otis President Samuel C. Hoi commented. Otis College of Art and Design prepares diverse students of art and design to enrich the world through their creativity, their skill and their vision. The College, founded in 1918, offers programs that embrace new technologies and emerging disciplines, uniting these practices with established strengths in fine arts, design, and fashion. The most diverse private art college in the U.S., Otis attracts students from 39 states and 26 countries. The College's diversity is its strength; it prepares students to imagine what lies ahead, and benefits employers who know the value of creativity. Otis graduates shape our visual world, from museum and exhibition design to the Hollywood screen, from the clothes we wear to the toys with which our children play. Otis' 1060 students pursue degrees in fine arts, communication arts, toy design, environmental design, fashion design, writing, and digital media.
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