Archive for February, 2013

Murat Aslan: Faces That Speak For Themselves

© MURAT ASLANT PHOTOGRAPHY BLN

This young German photographer began by shooting pictures of his own graffiti on the run, evolved into covering the world of hip-hop musicians, quit his job at an ad agency in Düsseldorf to become a graphic designer in Berlin, and is now a full-time professional advertising photographer who’s been under contract to UPFRONT since 2011. [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers for Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 13

Elliott Erwitt © 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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Bruno Boudjelal: Algeria, Troubling Proximities

© Bruno Boudjelal / Agence Vu

Born in 1961, the Franco-Algerian photographer Bruno Boudjelal is a member of the VU agency. After a ten-year photographic project in Algeria that led to the publication of the book, Disquiet Days / Jours intranquilles, which traces his personal journey and links his quest for family to the wider Algerian context. In 2009, he decided [...]

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Mira Merks: More Than an Anthropologist with a Camera

© Mira Merks

Born in Hamburg, Germany, Mira Merks has had a lifelong fascination for photography, but didn’t pursue it with her present passion until quite recently. Merks moved to Panama City soon after graduating from high school in 2008 where she worked with undernourished children and studied psychology. In late 2009 she began studying anthropology in Hamburg [...]

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Marcus Reichmann: Leaving The Comfort Zone

© Marcus Reichmann

Marcus Reichmann was born in Saxony, Germany. He studied photojournalism at the University of Applied Science and Arts in Hanover and was a photography apprentice. He has traveled to India and Kashmir and been exhibited at the Festival Visa pour l’Image Perpignan 2011 & the Lumix Festival 2012 for young photojournalism in Hanover. His reportage [...]

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BACK TO KYRGYZSTAN #3: A Photographic Journey With Jean Gaumy

© Jean GAUMY / Magnum Photos

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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K. Chae: Bringing “Fine Art Street Photography” to South Korea and Beyond

© K. Chae

K. Chae is South Korean photographer who travels the world to express what he sees with photography. He calls the photos he’s taken around the world “Pieces of Earth.” He studied photography in New York, and became a full time professional photographer when he settled back in Korea in 2011. In 2012, he opened an [...]

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Mathias Heng: An Enduring Passion And Commitment To Humanity

© Mathias Heng

Mathias Heng is an internationally acclaimed photojournalist who travels the globe with his Leica cameras, frequently covering regions and countries experiencing conflict, war, natural disasters, poverty, social issues, and human struggles. Much of his work is dispassionate in its unflinching directness, but also emotionally charged, a documentary narrative of conflicts and their effects on civilian [...]

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Intermediate State: Valentine’s Photographic Challenge

The Loved One

We were completely overwhelmed by all of your entries in our “The Loved One” Valentine’s Day photographic challenge! We are lucky to have such an engaged community. We have narrowed down the selection to the below entries. When picking the finalists, we looked at the creativity, originality, and given proposal for the blog post. All of [...]

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Richard Bram: Finding The Significant Gesture

Evolution © Richard Bram

Richard Bram was born in Philadelphia, PA and attended Arizona State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. He started off with a career in business, but gave that up to pursue photography full-time as a profession. His works have been seen in exhibitions around the world and numerous publications. He [...]

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Marc Erwin Babej: Capturing The Soul of Burma

Mud Diggers © Marc Erwin Babej Photography

Marc Erwin Babej has an abiding passion for Leicas and “introspective” photography, abhors what he dismisses as “Effekthascherei,” a marvelous word in his native German that can be loosely translated as “superficial effects at the expense of authenticity.” True to this view, the images he captured on his most recent shoot in Burma (also called [...]

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Morgan Miller: New York Fashion Week Meets Retro-Contemporary Style

© Morgan Miller

Morgan Miller, born and bred New Yorker, has shot for various fashion brands and was featured photographer at Leica Camera’s S-Studio event held at Milk Studios. Previously, we spoke with Morgan at length in a two-part interview about his iconic images series and presented here today, he explains about the additional photos in the series [...]

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Elliott Erwitt: My Photographic Home

© Elliott Erwitt

Elliott Erwitt is one of the most prestigious photographers in the world. His unique collection “Personal Best for Leica by Elliott Erwitt” contains 50 iconic images that have stirred many people. Photographs of Marilyn Monroe or Che Guevara, as well as pictures that show charming humor can be seen in all Leica Galleries worldwide. The [...]

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Roger Coulam: Travelling Light

© Roger Coulam

For many years I carried around a huge backpack loaded with lots of things that I “might need.” The problem with this is that even the smallest bag or pack has the ability to act like Grannie’s magic handbag and can hold an incredible amount of “stuff.” The sides can be stretched, dividers cut, bent, [...]

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BACK TO KYRGYZSTAN #2: A Photographic Journey With Jean Gaumy

© Jean GAUMY / Magnum Photos

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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