Naskademini: A Passion for Portraits and a Fine Eye for Fashion

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Naskademini is a Montreal-based artist who began his career in the fields of design, graphics and fine art. In recent years the camera has become his primary tool for self-expression and for showcasing his unique and incisive view of the world. He has created photos and visuals for various publications, brands and companies both on [...]

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Henthorne: Between Worlds

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Henthorne is an international award-winning artist who works in the medium of high contrast black-and-white photography. He currently resides in Florida but spends many months abroad in his global travels capturing the intersection of ocean and earth. ”Between Worlds” is his latest series of images being released and is a visual journey where earth, sea and sky [...]

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Francesco Anselmi: Brown Coal Mining in Greece

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The Italian photographer Francesco Anselmi’s long-term project deals with the consequences of the financial crisis in Greece. A large portion of the country’s electricity industry is concentrated in the Kozani region in Macedonia. The images, which Anselmi captured with an M Monochrom and 28 mm Summicron lens, throw a spotlight on the general situation in [...]

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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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Paul Ripke. One Night In Rio

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On July 13, 2014, the Hamburg-based photographer Paul Ripke was in the thick of things at the Football World Cup final at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Exactly one year later, the One Night In Rio exhibition opens at various venues: in Hamburg (Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe), Munich (Deutsches Museum), Cologne (Deutsches [...]

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Wiktoria Wojciechowska: Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award 2015

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Passing by in the blink of an eye: Wiktoria Wojchiechowska photographed Chinese cyclists riding in the inclement, on-going rain. Her snapshot-like images speak of the truth of an undisguised moment. Wiktoria Wojciechowska has received this year’s Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award for her Short Flashes series. For her project, the Polish photographer captured fleeting moments [...]

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JH Engström: Leica Oskar Barnack Award Winner 2015

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JH Engström was born in Karlstad, Värmland, Sweden in 1969. He studied film and photography at the University of Gothenburg and later lived in Paris for over 20 years, where he assisted photographers Mario Testino and Anders Petersen. He now lives in the south of Sweden. Engström’s international breakthrough came in 2004 with his book Trying [...]

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Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2015 – Finalists’ Portfolios

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The Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2015 received thousands of entries from photographers all over the world. This video shows the portfolios of the award winners and finalists. It was screened at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie festival held in Arles, France on Wednesday, July 8, 2015. JH Engström was honored with the Leica Oskar [...]

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Kai Löffelbein: Toys to the World

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Seventy percent of toys sold worldwide are made in China, where they are manufactured cheaper than anywhere else in the world. The price is paid by the factory workers, who have to work till near exhaustion. The photographer Kai Löffelbein travelled to Shantou, the self-proclaimed toy capital of the world. To get access to the [...]

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Mahmoud Mfinanga: Meticulous Minimalism

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Born in Detroit, Michigan, Mahmoud Mfinanga is a 17-year-old graduate of Cass Technical High School. He has embraced photography as his primary means of creative expression. His firm belief in honoring and expressing his creativity has resulted in a series of insightful and compelling automotive images that have been featured by companies such as Jaguar [...]

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Justin Carter: Bearing the Torch of Inspiration

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Born in Anchorage, Alaska, Justin Carter currently resides in Richmond, Virginia where he is studying International Social Justice at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has photographed Climate Action Portraits for the Sierra Club, is a drummer in the band Hazel Mountain, and is finishing the final edit for a community photo voice documentary that includes interviews [...]

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Ola Haugen by Nils Thune

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The farmer Ola Haugen was born in 1941. He has lived all his life on Haugen farm in Skogbygda in Vågå. Ola took over the farm from his parents in 1979. He is still a bachelor. Ola lives a simple life. I met Ola by chance. It was his farmhouse that made me exit the [...]

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Haoming Wang: Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival

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Winter Magic is the Blue Mountain’s highest profile and most anticipated annual event. The Blue Mountains is New South Wales’ inaugural City of the Arts, and Katoomba is the heart of that city. It is the weekend when artists, musicians, dancers, drummers, choirs, stalls, and community take over one of Australia’s most famous towns. During [...]

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Tom Tautz: An Island Against The Light

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Born in 1975 in Wolfsburg, Germany,Tom Tautz, is the son of two successful advertising photographers. Not surprisingly he has a natural affinity for the visual arts but he didn’t really take up photography seriously until he had left home. By an amazing combination of innate talent and good of good luck he became the CEO [...]

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DER GREIF: A Reflection from Esther Mathis

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Leica Camera is pleased to announce a cooperation with DER GREIF, a print and online magazine for photography and literature, on the Leica Camera blog. Below is the next in this series featuring a guest blog post by Esther Mathis. Esther works with the core principle of photography – time. She thus enlarges her photographic language by [...]

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