Archive for January, 2013

Charles Okereke: Creating Awareness With Art


Charles Okereke is a photographer and artist born in Nigeria in 1966. His work has been exhibited at different venues and festivals in Nigeria, Mali, Senegal, Spain and Switzerland. A recent display of his in Manchester, UK called The Canal People raises questions about environmental issues in Nigeria and more broadly in our global world. [...]

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Peter McCollough: The Town Of Iqaluit

© Peter McCollough

Last year on an assignment for Facebook Stories I had the opportunity to travel to the small town of Iqaluit, the capital of the Nunavut territory in Arctic Canada. The population of Iqaluit is very low, about 7,000 people – 60% of whom are ethnically Inuit. The town is quiet, small, the community is tightly [...]

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Emilie Rosson: An Emerging Photographer on a Mission of Joyful Self-Discovery

© Emilie Rosson

A twenty-something English Lit grad located in “Neverwhere, or occasionally London,” Emilie Rosson puckishly describes herself as a “photographer, writer, and incurable cynic, currently of the red-headed variety.” She continues in the jugular vein of British deadpan humor to list her primary interests as “reading, cultural criticism, videography, writing children’s stories, solving crimes with long-time [...]

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Rolling Through the Shadows

© Mark Whiteley

Who: Mark Whiteley Skateboarder and Leica Photographer Mark Whiteley, skateboarder and Leica photographer, introduces his interview series “Rolling Through the Shadows.” This series will take a closer look at the seemingly unlikely collision of skateboarding and M photography from the perspective of the skaters and photographers themselves.  Skateboarders take a raw, unfiltered, hands-on approach to [...]

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Sebastian Beck: Zen And The Art Of Photojournalism

© Sebastian Beck

Born in Munich, Germany Sebastian Beck earns his living as an editor and reporter for the acclaimed Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich’s largest and best-known newspaper that enjoys nationwide distribution and an international reputation. On his own time he is a passionate and talented photographer who, until recently, has been very private about his photographic work, and [...]

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Robbie Bedell: A Humanist View Of Human Beings, Part 1

At Ettienne's Restaurant © Robbie Bedell

Spurred by magnificent compulsion, he explores the human experience with compassion, dispassion and ironic empathy. Robbie Bedell takes photographs for the best of all possible reasons—he lives, breathes, and even dreams about photography and he can’t possibly do otherwise! A traditionalist, he shoots with a Leica M3 and M2 on black-and-white film. His work has [...]

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Jim Goldberg: Postcards from America, Magnum Miami

© Jim Goldberg

Magnum Miami’s purpose is to examine the citizens of Florida around the time of the U.S. presidential election. It is part of  the Postcards from America  project where Magnum photographers have come together to work collaboratively. Previously, we’ve featured Mikhael Subotzky and Bruce Gilden’s reportage. In this next installment, Jim Goldberg discusses his participation in the project. [...]

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BACK TO KYRGYZSTAN: A Photographic Journey With Jean Gaumy

© Jean Gaumy

Jean Gaumy’s initial project sought to photograph a Kyrgyz community living in the very high mountains of Tajikistan. However when he arrived in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, he found the border was closed due to the recent assassination of a Tajik politician. After a waiting period at the border, it became clear that he [...]

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Fabien Penso: An Indian “carnet de passage”

© Fabien Penso

Fabien Penso is a French photographer who is often on the move and on the road and whose images reflect personal views of daily life and encounters with the people he meets during his travels. In this interview he introduces us to his own photographic practice and to his long journey to India, which combined [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers for Poets and Dreamers Life’s Lessons-A Personal Journey continued, Chapter 12

© Claire Yaffa

Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 45 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press. Her photographs have appeared in countless influential publications and have been exhibited at [...]

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Bruce Gilden: Postcards from America, Magnum Miami

Sherry, © Bruce Gilden

The Postcards from America project brings Magnum photographers together to work collaboratively documenting issues and people across the United States. Most recently, the project focused on the United States’ presidential election with a temporary ‘bureau’ set up in Miami, FL. The purpose was to look at the election through the perspective of people who would [...]

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Lara Platman: A Road Trip– Gaydon To Solms In An Aston Martin DB9 Volante

© Lara Platman

The arrival of the Monochrom at my door was something of a delight to say the least. I had tried the camera at the Leica Store Mayfair in July and thought it was a pretty special camera, with a full array of ‘colour’ within its black and white range and fabulously defined detail on the [...]

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Nick Rains: Russian Far East – Mist and Mystery

© Nick Rains

A recent assignment took me to a little-visited part of the world where the only access is by ship or by aircraft. One of my commercial clients is a company that owns and operates an expedition cruise ship called the MV Orion. It’s called an expedition ship because it’s small (only holds 100 passengers), can [...]

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Alfonso De Castro: Professor, Photographer and Daguerreotypist

© Alfonso De Castro

Alfonso De Castro describes himself as a “photographer and daguerreotypist specialized in portrait, nude and documentary photography.” He has Bachelor of Arts in Physics and a Ph.D. in Fine Arts and has been for many years a Professor of Photography at the University of Barcelona in the Department of Fine Arts. Leica Blog contributor Alex [...]

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STRATA: Shared Passion For The Still Image

© Steve Goldenberg

STRATA is a photography collective based out of Washington D.C. and San Francisco, CA. Bill Bramble (B), Matt Dunn (M), Steve Goldenberg (S), Michael Hicks (H), Chris Suspect (C) and Aziz Yazdani (A).  They brought their talents together in an effort to take pictures that leave the viewer asking questions. Goals of their work include [...]

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