Lars Netopil: 60 Years of Leica M

60 Years of Leica M Exhibit

2014 is not just the 100th anniversary year of Leica photography, but it also marks the 60th birthday of the Leica M. To celebrate the occasion, the Leica Museum at Leitz Park presents a special exhibition spanning six decades of the Leica M-System. We were able to speak with Lars Netopil, curator of the exhibition. [...]

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Peer Kugler: Berlin Wall Memorial

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This month marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the city, the Berlin Wall Memorial stands as a reminder of that monstrous construction. Peer Kugler’s photo series “Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer” (Berlin Wall Memorial) reflects the horror still felt for the once more than 150 kilometre-long concrete barrier. Q: Mr. Kugler, [...]

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Matthew Miller: Judy’s Interruption

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Matthew Miller was born in 1986 and raised in Los Angeles, where he still lives. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from University of California at Santa Barbara. Matthew first discovered photography through his parents who had built a darkroom in his childhood home. At the age of 12, he became seriously interested in [...]

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Richard Jinman: A Look at English Life

Glyndebourne, © Richard Jinman

Born in London and raised in Chandler’s Ford in southern England, Richard Jinman studied English Literature and had a long and distinguished career as a print journalist in Australia and the UK before his early interest in photography was rekindled as a passion about six years ago. He’s currently working on a photo book documenting [...]

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Michael Agel: Welcome to the Highlands with the Leica Super-Elmar-M 21 mm f/3.4 ASPH.

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At the end of September, Michael Agel had the chance to do a quick trip to the Highlands of Scotland. Equipped with the Leica Super-Elmar-M 21mm f/3.4 ASPH., he captured the wild beauty of Scotland’s nature. Q: Michael, you consider yourself a true outdoors person. How does spending a lot of time in nature affect [...]

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Philipp Spalek: All-Inclusive

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Philipp Spalek, born in 1984, grew up in East Berlin and Damascus. He learned to speak fluent Arabic while working as a press photographer for the Egyptian daily newspaper Al-Shorouk in Cairo. After obtaining a Master of Arts in Modern History and Middle Eastern Studies, he became a full-time photographer and editor. Between 2011 and [...]

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Meet the Leica Meet: Adam Marelli, Invisible City

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This interview is part of a series in which Olaf Willoughby talks with Leica Meet members about their photographic projects, their stories, goals and learnings along the way. This month’s interview is with Adam Marelli, New York City-based artist and photographer who was inspired by author Italo Calvino to see further and discover more of [...]

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Aaron C. Greenman: Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai

© Aaron C. Greenman

To foreigners who have lived in India, the “incredible” tagline in the country’s current marketing campaign is truly fitting. Everything about the country – its history, architecture, culture, cuisine, population and noise – is “incredible,” if not genuinely overwhelming. Perhaps more than anything, the country’s religious festivals operate on a scale unknown in the rest [...]

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Claire Yaffa – Thoughts of Photographers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 32

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Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 48 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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Scott Chitoff: Documenting the World of Zumba

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As chief legal counsel for Zumba, the internationally acclaimed body movement and exercise program, Scott Chitoff gets to travel the world documenting, among other things, the amazingly adept performances of its instructors and their wildly enthusiastic fans. He was born in Syracuse, NY, raised in Plantation, FL, and now lives in Hollywood, Florida. This is [...]

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Simon Emmett: A Varied Approach with the Leica S-System

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Simon Emmett was born in London in July 1969. From an early age, he was fascinated with the camera. After taking a short foundation course in photography, he eventually got his first full-time assisting position. He shot his first story for British Vogue in 1997. Although he initially focused on beauty photography, he became more [...]

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Hans-Michael Koetzle: Eyes Wide Open

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The exhibition “EYES WIDE OPEN! 100 YEARS OF LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY” opens at the Haus der Photographie at Hamburg’s Deichtorhallen on October 24. In addition to showing 500 photographs, there are technical exhibits, films and much more to attract photo enthusiasts to the city. German publishing house Kehrer has produced a book in German and English of [...]

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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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David Campany: The Open Road

Joel Meyerowitz, Florida, 1970 © Joel Meyerowitz, Courtesy of the artist and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

David Campany is a writer, curator and artist. He is the past recipient of the ICP Infinity Award, the Krazna-Krauss Book Award, and the Royal Photographic Society’s award for writing and teaches at the University of Westminster, London. Previous books include Art and Photography (2003), Photography and Cinema (2008), Jeff Wall: Picture for Women (2010), [...]

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Michael Fackelmann: Munich and Hamburg, A Declaration of Love

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Photographer Michael Fackelmann captured images of two major German cities 15 years after the end of the World War II. While still at school, Fackelmann began documenting life on the streets of his hometown, Hamburg. In order to complete his studies at photography school, he moved from the north to the south of Germany in [...]

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