Arthur Meyerson: Still Falling In Love with Portugal

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An accomplished professional photographer for more than four decades, Arthur Meyerson is also a much sought after lecturer and educator at leading photographic workshops. Author of “The Color of Light” based on his personal photographs, he continues to lead inspirational photographic tours and give back to the field he loves by mentoring up-and-coming photographers. This [...]

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David Carlier: Adventures in the Alps with a Leica S

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Born in 1972 and raised in Switzerland, David Carlier’s playground has mainly been the Alps and, since the beginning of his career, he’s been bouncing from mountain activities to water sports depending on the season. Nowadays, he works on international adventure projects all around the world, and he says, “My inspiration comes from the sublime [...]

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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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Dr. Andreas Kaufmann: The Leica Summilux-C (Cine) Lenses and Scientific and Engineering Award®

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The development team at CW Sonderoptic GmbH was honored with the Scientific and Engineering Award® from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the prestigious film industry accolade for technical products and innovations, for the Leica Summilux-C (Cine) lenses. On February 8, 2015 the Academy presented the Academy Plaque® to Iain Neil (optical design) [...]

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Kurt Kamka: Capturing the Essence of Street Life in Manila with Love, Empathy, and a Leica Monochrom

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Born in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, Kurt William Kamka is a sought after documentary photographer who shoots street, non-profit and NGO assignments throughout Southeast Asia. After living his whole life in the US, Kurt relocated to Asia in 2011 and is now based in Manila, Philippines, where he uses his camera to document his unique view of [...]

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One Shot with Nicole Struppert

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In this “One Shot” feature, Alex Coghe speaks with Nicole Struppert, a freelance photographer, artist and photo journalist for the dpa Picture-Alliance. Q: Why did you choose this picture to share for this interview? A: Well, good question! I have to admit, it wasn’t an easy choice. I guess I chose this picture because I [...]

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Knut Kühn-Leitz: About Ernst Leitz II

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“My decision is final; we’ll take the risk.” This sentence spoken by Ernst Leitz II in June 1924 ended a long debate with his closest associates about launching the 35 mm camera designed by Oskar Barnack. The decision was to revolutionize photography. A biography, published by Ernst Leitz II’s grandson Dr. Knut Kühn-Leitz, now illuminates [...]

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Sebastian Bolesch: Welcome to Germany

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It’s dark in Eisenhüttenstadt. Only two windows are lit up and they have bars over them. A high fence cuts off the building. Sebastian Bolesch photographed the Zentrale Ausländerbehörde (ZABH) (Central Foreign Ministry) of the State of Brandenburg: an initial holding place for refugees, but also a place where people wait in custody to be [...]

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Peter Turnley: French Kiss-A Love Letter to Paris Revisited

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For more than four decades, photojournalist Peter Turnley has created an enduring legacy of memorable images that reveal the depth and pathos of our common human experience and history. Turnley has photographed monumental moments of historic change and revolution including the Gulf War, Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia, Chechnya, the fall of the Berlin Wall, revolutions in Eastern Europe, [...]

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Joana Choumali: “Hââbré, the Last Generation”

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Born in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) in 1974, photographer Joana Choumali is one of the winners of the POPCAP 2014 awards for her series “Hââbré, the Last Generation”, which focuses on a dying practice in West Africa: facial scarification. In this interview, she discusses the different stages of her work on these sensitive portraits and her [...]

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Sélim Harbi: Beirut Visual Itinerancy

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Sélim Harbi is a documentary photographer who lives between Berlin and Tunis, where he was born in 1982. He is particularly interested in the possibilities that digital offers for experimenting and re-inventing photographic narration. After studying at film school in Berlin, he talks here about creating the series he devoted to the city of Beirut [...]

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HB Nam: A Look Into Documenting Street Fashion Photography

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HB Nam, known as Nam in the international fashion world, is one of the leading photographers in street fashion photography. He works with the likes of ELLE France, Grazia Italy, GQ Japan, Vogue Japan and Style.com. We met with HB Nam for lunch at the end of 2014, just a few days before he left [...]

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Claire Yaffa – Thoughts of Poets, Philosophers and Dreamers, Chapter 35

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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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Andrew Esiebo: Social Identities and Cultural Imaginaries in West Africa Through the Barbershop Lens

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Born in 1978, Andrew Esiebo is an acclaimed Lagos-based photographer whose work has been exhibited and published worldwide. Devoting his photo/multimedia work to urban societal issues, he recently turned his gaze to West African barbershops. Their spaces, styles and practices revealed themselves extremely rich to explore issues such as (male) social identities, collective imaginaries and [...]

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