#LeicaWho from Positive View Foundation’s Event “Landmark: the Fields of Photography”

A private viewing of Positive View Foundation’s exhibition “Landmark: the Fields of Photography,” which celebrates 21st century landscape photography, was held at Somerset House on March 13, 2013. Leica Camera was on hand participating in the event with a pop-up Leica S Portrait Studio. Photographer Robert Leslie, known for documenting the greats of photography at over 40 studio installations since 2007, was able to capture some of the highly-regarded exhibiting artists who stopped by the pop-up studio for his 1000portraits.net project.

Below are eight photographers whose portraits were taken by Leslie. Can you tell us who they are? If you can, we have a prize in store for one lucky reader: two tickets to the Positive View Foundation annual Gala Auction hosted by Christie’s King Street, London, on 15 May 2013. Up to 75 exceptional works from “Landmark: the Fields of Photography” will be sold internationally at the event.

To enter for a chance to win the two tickets, tweet us your guess of the name and number of the photographer using #LeicaWho. Please use one tweet per guess using the tweet button by the photographer you have recognized.

Every correct answer counts as an entry towards winning the prize (i.e. for example, 5 correct answers in 5 tweets is 5 entries). One winner will be chosen and will receive two tickets to attend the gala being held in London. The winner will be responsible for transportation to the gala. Answers will be accepted until Sunday, March 24 at Midnight PST. The winner will be selected at random and announced on Monday, March 25, 2013.

To help you out, we’ve provided some hints…

Photographer 1 Clues:
  • Born in Madrid; based in Seattle, Washington.
  • Has a passion for conservation.
  • Known for his poignant images of the environment.
  • Spent two months photographing the Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill.
  • In 2009, he received the prestigious Prince’s Rainforest Project award.

Photographer 2 Clues:
  • Born and raised in Alpbachtal, Austria.
  • Worked for two decades as a travel photographer in Asia and has reported on India, Burma, Vietnam, New Guinea, Bhutan, Indonesia and the Philippines.
  • After returning to Austria in the mid-Nineties, he started exploring and questioning the impact of tourism on the Alps’ landscape, offering an alternative to holiday-brochure gloss.

Photographer 3 Clues:
  • UK based artist and photographer.
  • Worked on reportage projects for Amnesty International in Latin America.
  • Founder of the Glassworks, an award-winning multi-disciplinary art studio.
  • He is the Chairman of the Syngenta Open Photography Award.

Photographer 4 Clues:
  • Photographer, artist and director.
  • Born in Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Lives and works in London, UK.
  • He photographed Barack Obama for the New York Times Magazine in 2009 and was nominated for Best in Book in Creative Review’s Photography Annual 2012 for “Titans of the Stage.”

Photographer 5 Clues:
  • Born in Lübeck-Travemünde, Germany.
  • Author of Under the Nordic Light.
  • Spent three years travel ling through Greenland, photographing the landscape.

Photographer 6 Clues:
  • Born in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1963.
  • Lives and works in England and has been described as the leading documentary photographer of our time and is most famous for his work photographing some of the world’s worst war zones and refugee crises.
  • Won Le Prix Dialogue at Les Rencontres d’Arles in 2005; the Infinity Prize from The International Center of Photography in 2004; the Foreign Press Club of America Award in 2003 and he was winner of the European Publishing Award, 2002.


Photographer 7 Clues:
  • British photographer.
  • Born in 1974.
  • Winner of the Ian Parry Scholarship for young photographers in 1998.
  • Known for his expansive landscape photographs, Roberts has been exhibited widely touring to over thirty national and international venues.
  • In 2012 he was granted access by the International Olympic. Committee to photograph the London Olympics.

Photographer 8 Clues:

  • French photographer living in Switzerland.
  • He studied in politics, and art history in Grenoble, France.
  • He has received numerous awards and prizes including the HSBC Foundation for Photography Prize, the No-Limit Prize of the International Festival of Arles (France), first prize by Paris photo and BMW in 2006, and the Arcimboldo prize for Digital Photography in 2009.
  • His work has been exhibited across Europe, the United States and Asia.

Best of luck!

– Leica Internet Team

Learn more about Positive View Foundation by checking them out on Twitter, Facebook and their website. To see more images from the pop-up studio, please visit the Leica Store Mayfair’s page on Facebook. To see more of Robert Leslie’s work, visit his website.

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  • Tweeted this to you just a minute ago, but I wanted to ask: are the Tweet buttons next to the photographers’ pictures supposed to include a mention of @LeicaCamera rather than @leica_camera (the latter being your official account)?

    • Leica Internet Team

      We just responded to you on Twitter as well. The issue has been resolved and your entries recorded. Entries are based off of #LeicaWho so we saw them. Thanks for reaching out!

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