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Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2012 – Finalists’ Portfolios

© Piotr Zbierski

The Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2012 recorded over 2,800 entries from professional photographers in 101 countries this year. This video shows the portfolios of the award winners and finalists. United States photographer Frank Hallam Day won the Leica Oskar Barnack Award for his portfolio, “Alumascapes,” and Polish photographer Piotr Zbierski won the Leica Oskar Barnack [...]

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Announcing the Leica Oskar Barnack Award Winners of 2012

airstream trailer, florida at night

First prize in this year’s highly prestigious photography competition, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2012, goes to US photographer Frank Hallam Day. For his portfolio, “Alumascapes,” he will receive a Leica M9-P camera and a lens worth around €10,000, as well as a cash prize of €5,000. The second winner in this year’s competition is Piotr [...]

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Barbara Klemm – Leica Hall of Fame Award 2012

Barbara Klemm

Announced at the ”LEICA – DAS WESENTLICHE” in Berlin, Barbara Klemm is the recipient of the Leica Hall of Fame Award 2012. The prize is awarded to photographers who have rendered outstanding service to the Leica brand and to the genre of photography. Barbara was awarded this honor due to her achievements in political and historical documentation [...]

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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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René Winklbauer: Let Loose at IWA

René gets a hold of a crossbow

Last Friday at about 0900 hours Leica Internet Team member René Winklbauer escaped from the Leica Headquarters in Solms. After an extensive search we found René hiding in the depths of the Leica Sporting Optics booth at IWA & Outdoor Classics in Nuremberg. This seemingly mild-mannered young man was set loose among an exhibition hall full of hunting [...]

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Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2012: Now Accepting Entries!

Oskar Barnack

The Leica Oskar Barnack Award, named for the inventor of the Leica, will be presented for the 33rd time this year. Leica Camera AG hands out two awards as part of this competition. The Leica Oskar Barnack Award is given to a current professional photographer who will receive a Leica M9-P camera with lens worth approximately [...]

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You’re Invited to Join the New Leica Hunting and Birding Communities

Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival 2012

In our effort to continuously improve our relationship with friends, customers and enthusiasts, we are excited to announce two new online spaces dedicated to our sport optics customers: the Leica Hunting and Leica Birding communities. The new Leica Hunting and Leica Birding pages launched February 1 on Facebook. The original Leica Sport Optics page has been transformed into Leica Hunting [...]

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We’re Moving … to a New Server!

Plane View (Leica M8.2, 28mm Summicron) © David English

Dear Leica Camera Blog Readers, The blog is scheduled to relocate to a new server this Friday. During the move, you may not be able to access the site for a couple of hours. But don’t worry, all blog posts and comments will be restored so you shouldn’t notice a difference when the blog is [...]

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Kai Löffelbein: UNICEF Photograph of the Year Award Winner

Kids Of Sodom

As we announced last August, Leica Camera served as the new sponsor and partner of the international photo contest “UNICEF Photo of the Year”. This annual contest has been held by UNICEF Germany and GEO Magazine since 2000. Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, Creative Director of the Leica Gallery in Salzburg, also joined other renowned personalities as a [...]

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Farewell 2011 and Thank You for a Great Year!

Danny MacAskill Cape Town

Dear Leica Readers and Friends, Thank you for a great year! This will be the last blog post for 2011 and regular publishing will resume on Monday, January 2, 2012. The Leica Internet Team will be on holiday next week, but the wait will be worth it because we have a lot of great content in [...]

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Leica Camera @ PhotoPlus Expo, October 27-28

© EJ Camp

The countdown to PhotoPlus Expo has begun! Starting on Thursday, October 27, we invite you to join us at Leica Camera’s PhotoPlus Expo Studio Event featuring the Leica S-System. The Leica S Studio will take place at Sun West Studios, close to the Javits Center. During this 2-day expo, you will have the opportunity to enjoy industry presentations [...]

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Repair of a Legend

Repair of a Legend: Leica M4 in Pieces

“Winding. Clicking. Winding. Clicking, and so on. That’s what I have been doing the last couple of days. Sitting with the camera between my hands and listening to the sound of the shutter.” – Paal Audestad Worn out Leica cameras are a rare sight, but Paal Audestad managed to do the impossible. Paal started taking pictures [...]

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Shana Tova!

stefan daniel shana tova

For many Leica enthusiasts around the world, today is a celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. When our friends at MegaPixel, Israel’s largest photo website, asked us to take part in their Jewish New Year photography project we were happy to oblige. So we took a walk around the Leica factory in Solms [...]

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Schloss Bensberg Classics 2011

#1: Taken by René Staud with the Leica S2

The Schloss Bensberg Classics is an event series for vintage cars in the context of which an exclusive selection of spectacular, precious items is showcased. In a rally called Rallye Historique the participants drive through the Bergisches Land. At the Concours D’Elegance, a rare and vintage car contest, the most exquisite models are awarded a [...]

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Lens Culture International Exposure Awards

Lens Culture International Exposure Awards

Leica Camera is happy to support this year’s Lens Culture International Exposure Awards organized by Lens Culture, one of the most popular and influential online magazines about contemporary photography today. The deadline is quickly approaching if you want to enter:  submissions are due tomorrow, Saturday, September 17! You can find more details about the award [...]

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