The Leica M and Jean Gaumy, Magnum Photographer

© Jean Gaumy

“Because it’s a type of photography with The Leica M which is very different from the reflex viewfinder. And which lets you create photos very differently and intelligently.” Jean Gaumy is an award-winning French photographer and filmmaker. He joined Magnum Photos in 1977 after first being noticed by Marc Riboud and Bruno Barbey at a photography [...]

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We’ll See You in Cologne…Or Online Tonight!

Marius Græsby

On the eve of photokina there may be a flood…of wall posts and tweets coming from our “LEICA – DAS WESENTLICHE” party tonight! If you’ve ever needed an excuse, now is the time to connect with us on our social platforms so you don’t miss any of the festivities and announcements: The event’s [...]

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“LEICA – DAS WESENTLICHE”: Video Recap and Interview with Joel Penland

© Joel Penland

Earlier this year, Joel Penland correctly guessed how many lenses were in a jar on Leica’s page on Facebook. A nature and underwater photographer from Easley, South Carolina, Joel won a trip to Berlin for the “LEICA – DAS WESENTLICHE” on May 10 (which also happened to be the first prize he ever won)! Already [...]

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We’re Out of Town Today…in Berlin!


Dear Leica Readers and Friends, We’re interrupting our regular blog post schedule today because the Internet Team is preparing for the “LEICA – DAS WESENTLICHE” event taking place tonight in Berlin. Leica is celebrating the essence of the art of photography: ‘Das Wesentliche’, the essential element of a moment in time. While many Leica photographers, guests [...]

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