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Leitz-Park Wetzlar: Leica’s History Timeline

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In 2014 Leica Camera AG had a triple celebration: 100 years of Leica photography, the Leica M 60-year jubilee, and the opening of new headquarters, which have brought Leica back to its origins in Wetzlar. In the entranceway to the new building, within the Experiential World of Leica area – where photo exhibitions, camera family [...]

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Alexander Bietz: Two One-Of-A-Kind Cameras for a Good Cause

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Back in March 2015, the charitable organization Kinderlachen e. V. received a check of over 5000 euros, the result of a fundraiser where Leica had agreed to double any donations received. Now, on June 13, two one-of-a-kind cameras – a Leica M and an M-E based on designs created by school children from Dortmund – [...]

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Leica at Chinese New Year

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The Chinese New Year is the most important Chinese festival celebrated on the turn of the Chinese calendar. The Chinese New Year is also called “Lunar New Year” or “Spring Festival” and celebrated in countries and territories with significant Chinese populations. This year, the eve of Chinese New Year fell on February 18 and heralded [...]

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The Forbidden City in Wünsdorf

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It all began with a workshop. In 2013, the Leica Akademie Wetlzar initiated a collaboration with the Leica Store Berlin. The idea was that seven Berlin photographers: Holger Fehsenfeld, José Giribás, Lothar Koch, Andreas Neubauer, Bodo Philipp, Vivian J. Rheinheimer and Karl Georg Wolf, would work exclusively with the Leica M Monochrom and present the [...]

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Carnival at Leitz-Park in Wetzlar

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On the afternoon of February 11, Jens and Silke Hilberseimber, the presiding prince and princess of the Wetzlar carnival club, visited Leitz-Park. This special visit was full of colorful hustle and bustle and traditional songs. In addition, a ceremonial session took place where the attending Leica Camera Executive Board members Alfred Schopf, Ronald Marcel Peters [...]

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Happy Holidays and Thank You for a Wonderful 2014!

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Dear Leica Blog Readers and Friends, We want to take a moment and thank you for a great 2014!  This will be our last blog post for the year as the Leica Internet Team is going on holiday. We’ll resume regular publishing on Monday, January 5, 2015. A special thank you to all the photographers who [...]

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#DasPlaetzchen: Holiday Cookie Contest

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Get out the sugar, flour, and baking supplies, we’re bringing back our Holiday Cookie Contest and have some new things in store! The idea behind this competition comes from the German tradition of spending time in the kitchen during the holiday season baking up “plaetzchen,” sweet cookies that come in all shapes and colors. The [...]

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René Burri: The Keen-eyed Master

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Many of his photographs are part of our collective visual memory – without a doubt, René Burri was one of the greatest photographers of our times. On Monday the Swiss photographer died in the age of 81. An obituary for an artist of the century. When he was a little boy, he could catch five [...]

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7 Digital Originals: UNUSED’s Tailoring

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7 Digital Originals is a cooperation between Leica and globally selected handcraft artists who carefully transfer digital images taken with Leica T Cameras into individual analog originals. The project dissolves the boundaries between digital and analog and focuses on the value of traditional handcrafts. Every artisan will host an event where they will present their pieces. The [...]

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7 Digital Originals: Miun’s Collage Box and Stickyline’s Paper Folding

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7 Digital Originals is a cooperation between Leica and globally selected handcraft artists who carefully transfer digital images taken with Leica T Cameras into individual analog originals. The project dissolves the boundaries between digital and analog and focuses on the value of traditional handcrafts. Every artisan will host an event where they will present their pieces. The [...]

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7 Digital Originals: Alfons Alt’s Altoptypes and Martin Novak’s Hanndruck

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7 Digital Originals is a cooperation between Leica and globally selected handcraft artists who carefully transfer digital images taken with Leica T Cameras into individual analog originals. The project dissolves the boundaries between digital and analog and focuses on the value of traditional handcrafts. Every artisan will host an event where they will present their pieces. The [...]

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7 Digital Originals: Jennifer Trausch’s 8X10 Exposures and Mark Arnon Rosen and Wendy Marvel’s Mechanical Flipbook

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7 Digital Originals is a cooperation between Leica and globally selected handcraft artists who carefully transfer digital images taken with Leica T Cameras into individual analog originals. The project dissolves the boundaries between digital and analog and focuses on the value of traditional handcrafts. Every artisan will host an event where they will present their pieces. The [...]

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Roland Wolff: Leica Store San Francisco

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We sat down with Roland Wolff, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Retail for Leica Camera, Inc., to discuss the grand opening of the Leica Store San Francisco that takes place August 15 – August 17. Roland is responsible for all Leica branded retail outlets in the Americas, including Leica boutiques and stores. Below, Roland shares [...]

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Kumamon at Leitz-Park

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Kumamon is the ambassador of Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan. Kuma means bear in Japanese as well as a mixture of the words of Kuma and Kumamoto. Mon means person or thing in local dialect of Kumamot area, and he is one of the most famous mascots in Japan. A few years ago, Kumamon started visiting [...]

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Leica Camera at the Schloss Bensberg Classics 2014: Very Important Cars Only

Leica Camera at the Schloss Bensberg Classics 2014

The vehicles on show at the Schloss Bensberg Classics, now in its sixth year, are choice legends of automotive history and true masterpieces of technology. True to its motto, ‘Very important cars only’, the premium class classic car event is above all distinguished by the exclusiveness and exceptional quality of the classic automobiles taking part. [...]

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