New Light Editions Selects Innova’s FibaPrint Paper for Douglas Menuez’ “Transcendent Spirit: Orphans of Uganda” Fine Art Prints

New Light Editions has selected Innova Digital Art's FibaPrint Paper for Douglas Menuez’ “Transcendent Spirit: Orphans of Uganda” fine art prints. Though produced using digital processes, the prints have the look and feel of fiber photographic paper.

San Francisco, CA, October 09, 2007 --( New Light Editions, a provider of signed, limited edition fine art photography, has selected Innova Digital Art’s FibaPrint paper for producing the prints for Douglas Menuez’ box set “Transcendent Spirit: Orphans of Uganda.” The prints, a selection of images from his book by the same name, depict a group of orphans in Uganda, a country wracked by AIDS, war and poverty. A number of the children comprise the dance troop named “Spirit of Uganda,” that tours the world raising money for their fellow orphans and creating awareness of their plight.

“Initially I was skeptical that a digital print process could meet the standard of quality I required for these images,” said Menuez. “I felt a deep responsibility to capture the essential experience of the children’s lives. As always, taking the photograph is half the work. To fully express the images, I knew the final prints would need to surpass the standard technical limits of tone and color and deliver a breakthrough in quality. I'm very proud to present these exquisite prints from New Light Editions which I'm pleased to say exceeded all my expectations. The Innova paper produces images of unsurpassed quality, not just for digital prints but also for any printing method. And its archival properties match those of virtually any other photographic medium."

Menuez’ work and the book were underwritten by Macy’s West and featured at Macy’s Passport XXV event, an annual fundraiser founded by Dame Elizabeth Taylor to support the fight against HIV/AIDS. The event is now in its 25th year and has raised over $25 million to date. Innova, New Light Editions and Canon have also provided generous support. In addition to donating several box sets and individual prints to help raise money at the Macy’s Passport XXV event, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every print benefits Empower African Children, and non-profit that provides major support for the orphans of Uganda.

About New Light Editions
New Light Editions ( offers fine art photographic prints and folio box sets from the world’s leading photographers. New Light Editions was founded on the premise of giving back a part of the sale of print proceeds to socially and environmentally responsible charities. Collectors of fine art want to make a difference in the world, and New Light Editions helps them achieve this worthy goal.

About Innova Digital Art
Innova Art’s philosophy is to bring cutting edge technology to quality Fine Art and photographic papers for the professional photographer, artist and printmaker. The recent addition of the FibaPrint range of digital ‘barite’ alternatives has revolutionized the digital darkroom for the photographer, and has heralded not the death of the darkroom, but its ‘re-birth’. Other innovative products make up the Innova portfolio, and include Opus albums and Digital Book Art papers.

About Douglas Menuez
Over his 25-year career, his subjects have included the Ethiopian famine, the Olympics, the AIDS crisis and the rise of Silicon Valley. Menuez’s work has won numerous awards and been featured in nine of the bestselling Day in the Life books. His other books include Defying Gravity: The Making of Newton, Heaven, Earth, Tequila: Un Viaje al Corazón de México, Stanford University Libraries recently acquired his extensive archive for their collection.

About Empower African Children
Empower African Children ( is a non-profit
organization launched in 2006 by child advocate Alexis Hefley whose work with
Ugandan children has earned her international acclaim. Empower African Children's programs provide a fresh new approach that unlocks the potential of this generation through an innovative education. Its holistic approach to education provides tools for success in life, creating confident, skillful, visionary leaders.

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