Inside the 2014 Oskar Barnack Award Jury

Leica Oskar Barnack 2014

As usual, it was a tough decision for our jury members to make, but we have our Oskar Barnack Award and Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award winners! Although, we can’t reveal them just yet. You’ll have to wait until May to learn who they are and see their winning images. However, we can show you a [...]

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Aaron C. Greenman: Pastoral Geometry in Zeeland

© Aaron C. Greenman

In the southwest corner of The Netherlands sits Zeeland, an area of profound beauty and tumultuous history. In a country that exists largely below sea level, and one that has made its national struggle a triumph over the oceans – “beter voorkomen dan genezen” (better to prevent than to cure) – Zeeland has shaped its landscape [...]

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Raphael Alves: Imprecise Boundaries with the Leica X1

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Raphael Alves was born in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil in 1982. He studied social communication at the Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), photography in Londrina State University (UEL) and visual arts at the National Service of Commercial Education (Senac). He recently graduated with a Master of Arts in photojournalism and documentary photography at the London College [...]

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Kelsey Fain: Conceptual Fashion Photography with the Leica S-System

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Kelsey Fain grew up in East Greenville, Pennsylvania and received a Bachelor of Science degree in photography from Drexel University’s College of Media Arts and Design in Philadelphia. Kelsey who has worked as the Manager of the S-System for Leica Camera USA since 2012, is based in New York City. Previously, she managed a fine [...]

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Jenna Putnam: Art Beyond The Armory

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Jenna Putnam, a CREEM magazine contributing writer and photographer, let’s us in on some of the art happenings in New York outside of Armory Arts Week. The photos featured in this guest blog post were all taken using the Leica X Vario. While the art world elite and art plebeians alike clamored for a piece of [...]

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Arina Dähnick: Playing with Light

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Arina Dähnick was born in 1965 and grew up in Hamburg, Germany. At 17 years old, Arina had the opportunity to present her photos at an exhibition and later completed a practical training at the photo press agency Transglobe. She works as a professional photographer and homeopathic psychotherapist and trains young psychotherapists. Arina describes her photographs [...]

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Cedric Nunn: Gazing at the South African Landscape to Reconnect the Present with its History

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Cedric Nunn, born in 1957, is a South African photographer. In the course of the interview, he connects his past steps as an engaged photographer against apartheid with his current concerns for social justice in his country and beyond. He also focus here on his latest project “UNSETTLED: One Hundred Year Xhosa War of Resistance,” [...]

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Chris Murphy: Behind the Scenes of “LET US ROAM”

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“LET US ROAM” is an ongoing short film series that shows stories about photographers, artists, filmmakers and musicians inside of the skateboarding culture. Ray Barbee, Arto Saari, Greg Hunt and Atiba Jefferson are all featured with their own film. We sat down to talk with Christopher Murphy, Helio Collective President and Creative Director, who helped produce [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers, Philosophers and Dreamers, Chapter 25

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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 [...]

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Katerina Simonova: Armory Arts Week

© Jenna Putnam

Katerina Simonova, the Editor in Chief of CREEM magazine, shares her recap of Armory Arts Weeks. The photos featured in this guest blog post were all taken by Jenna Putnam using the Leica X Vario. Now that the dust has settled from the last lone crate that was moved out of the final fair and the art world [...]

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Mark Mann: Creating Timeless Portraiture

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Mark Mann is a celebrity and sports photographer. He was born in Glasgow, where he lived until he went to study in the prestigious photographic program at Manchester Polytechnic. Before long, the recent graduate was assisting innovative fashion photographers Nick Knight and Miles Aldridge, learning the ropes and building his own body of work. Three years later, Mark started [...]

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David Bell: Leica Store Burlington

Photographs by Robin Sinha

Leica Camera Ltd recently celebrated the opening of its second store in London. The Leica Store Burlington is located in Burlington Arcade, the iconic runway uniting Piccadilly and Bond Street. We sat down with David Bell, Managing Director at Leica Camera Ltd, to discuss this new retail location and get the inside scoop on what’s [...]

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Andrew Reed Weller: Parallax Correction

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Andrew Reed Weller is a photographer originally from Cleveland, Ohio and now based in New York City. He is currently focused on printing from his backlog of images, loving people and cooking them tasty food, as well as taking care of an increasing number of plants. Andrew has traveled to 37 countries, with extended stays [...]

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Daniel Zvereff: Mexico City

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Daniel Zvereff is a freelance designer, illustrator and photographer. He travels to the far corners of the world documenting his journeys through images and journals. Last Wednesday morning I woke up somewhat hungover to face the usual work-related e-mails, along with a lot of other e-mails I’ve probably unsubscribed from at least five times. The [...]

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Michael Semaan: Discovering his own Photographic Path

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Michael Semaan is originally from New York but grew up in Minnesota. He spent most of his career as a Sales Representative in the surgical device industry. However, in December 2012, he left that job to pursue his dream of being a professional photographer. In October 2013, Michael went to a workshop in Italy conducted [...]

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