Posts Tagged ‘LFI’

Jonas Wresch: Land in Sight?

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Jonas Wresch lived in South America for four years, spending most of the time in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. The German photographer was struck by the country and its history, and it was there that he discovered the theme for his reportage: since last December indigenous folk of the Nasa tribe have been occupying [...]

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Jing Huang: An Urban Poet in Shenzhen

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Jing Huang was born in 1987 in Guangzhou, a city in the south of China with around 11 million inhabitants. He studied photography at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts until 2010, and currently lives and works as a photographer in Shenzhen. The city, known mostly for its factories and for having the highest income [...]

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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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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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Ayman Oghanna: Stepping Over the Line

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The Islamic State (IS) terror militia are hunting down those of other faiths and opposing political views. More than one million people have fled: many ran to the relative security of the Kurdish regions, but maybe not for long. Kurdish State or Islamic State? And who is on which side? Ayman Oghanna portrayed the situation in [...]

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Jo Fischer: Wheels & Waves

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Wheels & Waves is the name of a motorbike festival held in Biarritz on the Atlantic coast of France. Though this ‘biker Woodstock’ was still an insider tip three years ago, it has now grown to become a full-scale event. Photographer Jo Fischer from Berlin has put together a book capturing the festival’s early days. [...]

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Stéphané Lavoué: Into the Wild

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In Vermont, the written acronym NEK stands for an area known as the Northeast Kingdom. It is a sonorous name whose origin is attributed to George D. Aiken, former Governor of Vermont and US Senator, who first coined the term in a speech in 1949. They say it was not a preplanned publicity stunt for [...]

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Coco Neuville: Endangered Diversity

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French photographer Coco Neuville is best known for her fashion portraits and series; however, in 2014 she traveled throughout Myanmar to document the lives of the country’s ethnic minorities. Thanks to the women and their fashion, the photographer reveals a multicultural society whose diversity is under threat. More information can be found in the current issue [...]

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Joseph Rodriguez: A Look Inside Romania

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Following the December Revolution in Romania in 1989, documentary photographer Joseph Rodriguez, from Brooklyn, travelled four times to the traumatized country. He produced incredibly haunting images that shone a spotlight on a country that was just beginning to shake off decades of communist dictatorship. The pictures also reflect the suffering and suppression experienced by the [...]

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Edouard Elias: The Foreigners

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Since the end of 2013, France has sent more than 1200 soldiers to the Central African Republic – including a large number of foreign legionnaires. They come from different countries and fight for a common cause: the end of the civil war. Photographer Edouard Elias accompanied the troops. We spoke with him about his motivation, [...]

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Joachim Baldauf: Beauty Looks 2015

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In a photo shoot with model Lena Gercke, Joachim Baldauf gave expression to his notion of Beauty Looks for 2015. Characteristic to his work, the Berlin photographer – whose emphasis lies on portrait and fashion – takes a very personal approach, with a distinctive sense for avant-garde styling. In an interview, Baldauf reveals why working [...]

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Andy Spyra: Out of the Dark

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2015 marks the centenary of the Armenian genocide. Many Armenians survived the massacre because they were taken in and hidden by Kurdish or Turkish families. Many of their descendants only found out about their origins decades later. Photographer and Leica Oskar Barnack Award winner Andy Spyra set out in search of their story. We spoke [...]

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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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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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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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