We would like to announce that Mr John McCann has been awarded the AIC Deane B. Judd Award for 2021.
For those of you that are not familiar with Mr John McCann, here is a short bio.
John McCann (McCann Imaging, Arlington, MA, United States) has always been interested in color: high school chromatography; and blue/pinkCuCl isomer synthesis while freshman at Harvard. In summers, he worked for Edwin Land on two-color photography and Retinex Theory. After graduation (Biology, 1964), he worked for Land for 20 years; managing, Polaroid’s Vision Research Lab (1961-1996). Land and McCann invented algorithms to calculate appearance images from HDR luminance (1971). John set up Polaroid's first digital imaging laboratory (1975). He captured natural scenes, calculated appearances, and wrote sensations on media, mimicking what artists do in painting scenes. He continues research on human and electronic imaging. John is a Fellow of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) and the Optical Society of America (OSA); Past President of the IS&T and Artists Foundation, Boston; Past Secretary of the Inter-Society Color Council; IS&T/OSA Land Medalist, and an IS&T Honorary Member.
We look forward to presenting Mr McCann with his award during the AIC 2021 congress.