Jürgen Schadeberg: My South Africa: Jazz & Politics at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

N.Mandela in his cell on Robben Island (revisit} 1994 © Jurgen Schadeberg

This series examines the photographers who are exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept is on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraces all facets of music photography, and today we’re featuring Jürgen Schadeberg, a photographer who captures the “rawness” of the jazz musicians of 1950′s South [...]

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Jamie Cullum: Passion for Photography and Music at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

© Michael Agel

Jaime Cullum, a Leica enthusiast exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina, gave a surprise performance debuting his new album ‘Interlude’ in Germany with Leica at photokina! This series examines the photographers who are exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept is on impressive photography from the world of [...]

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Hall of Fame Winner Thomas Hoepker at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

© Thomas Hoepker

This year’s exhibition program at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014 includes Leica cultural projects including the project “Wanderlust” (teNeues) from this year’s Hall of Fame award winner Thomas Hoepker, a retrospective of his outstanding oeuvre.  With simple humility, Thomas Hoepker has always seen himself as nothing more than an assignment photographer, someone interested in [...]

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Jim Marshall: The Haight: Love, Rock and Revolution at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

© Jim Marshall Photography LLC; Paul McCartney and John Lennon performing at the Beatles last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco California August 29 1966

This series examines the photographers who are exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept is on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraces all facets of music photography, and today we’re featuring the work of the legendary rock-and-roll photographer and photojournalist Jim Marshall who captured The Beatles, Jimi [...]

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Glen Craig: Close-Up Miles Davis at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

Miles Gleason’s gym June 1970 NYC  speed bag work out © Glen Craig

This series examines the photographers who are exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept is on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraces all facets of music photography, and today we’re featuring Glen Craig, a photographer known for capturing legends in music, including Aretha Franklin, James Brown, [...]

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Fred Mortagne: Announcing the Winners of the Leica Camera & Red Bull Photo Contest

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On September 2, Leica Camera held a photo contest in partnership with Red Bull Germany and Red Bull Illume. The prize was the chance to participate in a photo workshop hosted by Fred Mortagne during photokina in conjunction with the Red Bull Illume and the Red Bull Offsprings. We were overwhelmed by the number and [...]

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Georges Yammine: A Spark of Hope – The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

Divan-21 © Georges Yammine

This series examines the photographers who are exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept is on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraces all facets of music photography, and today we’re featuring Georges Yammine, a musician and photographer whose exhibit “A Spark of Hope – The West-Eastern [...]

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Florian Wagner: Adventure Germany, Part 2

© Florian Wagner

Florian Wagner is a photographer, paragliding instructor and helicopter pilot based in Munich, Germany. His work explores wildlife, outdoor sports and the environment. Besides numerous publications for newspapers like the Süddeutsche Zeitung and magazines like Stern, Playboy, National Geographic, GQ and Focus, he has been exhibited nationally and internationally and his work is featured in [...]

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Louis Foubare: Making Every Minute Count

© Louis Foubare

Louis Foubare was born in Tennessee during WWII. His first memories of using a camera come from his grandmother’s old Kodak rangefinder camera. During college, he broke his leg while training for the national skiing team and had to pursue other avenues so photography fit right into his life then. Louis worked in International Finance [...]

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Chris Suspect: Suspect Device at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

© Chris Suspect

This series examines the photographers who are exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept is on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraces all facets of music photography, and today we’re featuring Chris Suspect whose exhibit “Suspect Device” brings us up close and personal with the current [...]

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Craig Semetko: Impressions from St. Moritz Art Masters

© Craig Semetko

I spent last week at the St. Moritz Art Masters in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The first one took place in 2008. In the past seven short years, it has become one of the premiere art festivals in the world, featuring such diverse contemporary artists as Ai Weiwei, Steve McCurry, James Turell and Joel Meyerowitz, among dozens [...]

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Julian Kröhl: Discovering Vietnam in Black-and-White

© Julian Kröhl

To remove the colorful palette from the lively markets of Vietnam may seem astounding, but Julian Kröhl’s series proves that it can be done. As a child, he walked around looking through the viewfinder of his grandfather’s analogue camera. Today, he studies communications design and works as a freelance photographer. At the beginning of the [...]

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Steven Foon: Tale of a Joyful Enthusiast and his Journey, Part 2

© Steven Foon

When it comes to photography, Steven Foon is a serious enthusiast who finds great joy in his work. In part one of our interview, Steven detailed his journey with Leica cameras. Here, Steven shares more about his images and hopes for the future. Q: It seems that your overarching goal is to capture unscripted images [...]

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Michael Agel: Wacken Open Air Festival and the Summilux-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH.

© Michael Agel

From his years of experience, Michael Agel knows what to expect when shooting live concerts and is always ready to capture the special moments. Here, he talks about his choice to use Leica M Monochrom and Summilux-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH. to shoot the Wacken Open Air Festival. Q: What camera and lens did you [...]

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Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 30

© 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 [...]

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