Archive for the ‘Special Series’ Category

BACK TO KYRGYZSTAN #4: A Photographic Journey With Jean Gaumy

© Jean Gaumy / Magnum Photos

Jean Gaumy’s initial project sought to photograph a Kyrgyz community living in the very high mountains of Tajikistan. However when he arrived in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, he found the border was closed due to the recent assassination of a Tajik politician. After a waiting period at the border, it became clear that he [...]

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Jon Humphries: Rolling Through The Shadows

© Jon Humphries

Mark Whiteley, skateboarder and Leica photographer, provides us with the next installment of his interview series “Rolling Through the Shadows.” This series takes a closer look at the seemingly unlikely collision of skateboarding and M photography from the perspective of the skaters and photographers themselves. Name: Jon Humphries Age: 38 Hometown: Portland, Oregon Shoots for: [...]

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Bruno Boudjelal: Algeria, Troubling Proximities

© Bruno Boudjelal / Agence Vu

Born in 1961, the Franco-Algerian photographer Bruno Boudjelal is a member of the VU agency. After a ten-year photographic project in Algeria that led to the publication of the book, Disquiet Days / Jours intranquilles, which traces his personal journey and links his quest for family to the wider Algerian context. In 2009, he decided [...]

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BACK TO KYRGYZSTAN #3: A Photographic Journey With Jean Gaumy

© Jean GAUMY / Magnum Photos

Jean Gaumy’s initial project sought to photograph a Kyrgyz community living in the very high mountains of Tajikistan. However when he arrived in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, he found the border was closed due to the recent assassination of a Tajik politician. After a waiting period at the border, it became clear that he [...]

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BACK TO KYRGYZSTAN #2: A Photographic Journey With Jean Gaumy

© Jean GAUMY / Magnum Photos

Jean Gaumy’s initial project sought to photograph a Kyrgyz community living in the very high mountains of Tajikistan. However when he arrived in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, he found the border was closed due to the recent assassination of a Tajik politician. After a waiting period at the border, it became clear that he [...]

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Charles Okereke: Creating Awareness With Art

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Charles Okereke is a photographer and artist born in Nigeria in 1966. His work has been exhibited at different venues and festivals in Nigeria, Mali, Senegal, Spain and Switzerland. A recent display of his in Manchester, UK called The Canal People raises questions about environmental issues in Nigeria and more broadly in our global world. [...]

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Rolling Through the Shadows

© Mark Whiteley

Who: Mark Whiteley Skateboarder and Leica Photographer Mark Whiteley, skateboarder and Leica photographer, introduces his interview series “Rolling Through the Shadows.” This series will take a closer look at the seemingly unlikely collision of skateboarding and M photography from the perspective of the skaters and photographers themselves.  Skateboarders take a raw, unfiltered, hands-on approach to [...]

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BACK TO KYRGYZSTAN: A Photographic Journey With Jean Gaumy

© Jean Gaumy

Jean Gaumy’s initial project sought to photograph a Kyrgyz community living in the very high mountains of Tajikistan. However when he arrived in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, he found the border was closed due to the recent assassination of a Tajik politician. After a waiting period at the border, it became clear that he [...]

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Leica. My Life – André Georgi On His D-Lux 6

© André Georgi

The latest video in the “Leica. My Life” features André Georgi, a 35 year old from Munich, Germany. Andre works for Audi as a member of the product design team. Photography has been a part of his life for a long time and intertwines with his work as a designer. Light and the speed of the [...]

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Leica. My Life – Laura Kaufmann on her V-Lux 4

© Laura Kaufmann

Our next installment of the “Leica. My Life” series features Laura Kaufmann who studies law and economics while living in Salzburg, Austria. Laura has a passion for classic cars and enjoys both driving and photographing them. She looks for a camera with a good zoom so she can draw her subject close to her. Her [...]

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Leica. My Life – Sunghyun Paek

© Sunghyun Paek

In this installment of Leica. My Life, we introduce you to photographer Sunghyun Paek. Paek, from South Korea, finds autonomy in his photography and inspiration from nature.  Q: Please provide some background information on yourself. A: I live in Seoul, South Korea and was born in 1981. I work as a photographer, musician and stylist. [...]

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“Downtown Memories” by Ali Chraïbi: Streaks Of Light, Reminiscent Memories

© Ali Chraïbi

Photographer Ali Chraïbi was born in Marrakesh, Morocco, in 1965. In the following interview, he offers a fine analysis of “Downtown Memories”, the work presented here, in which his motivations, intuitions and desires meet the overarching preoccupation behind his photography: the attempt to bring out beauty there where it is least expected. Q; Ali, when [...]

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Filipe Branquinho: To Keep Photographing the Story of the People…

Jorge Macate, Baker © Felipe Branquinho

Filipe Branquinho is a multi-talented artist living and working in Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique, where a long-standing tradition of photography exists. After studying architecture at University, he decided to devote his work completely to photography. Through his ongoing documentary project, “Occupations,” which is presented here, we follow his steps into Maputo’s different locations and [...]

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Arrivals and Departures with Jacob Aue Sobol: Episode 6 – The Final Episode

© Jacob Aue Sobol

This is the sixth and final episode of our “Arrivals and Departures” series with Magnum Photographer Jacob Aue Sobol after his journey photographing what he saw with his Leica M Monochrom through Moscow, Ulaanbaatar and Beijing. -Leica Internet Team To learn more about Jacob Aue Sobol and view his work, visit his website at www.auesobol.dk. To follow the [...]

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Leica. My Life – Alexander George

Alexander George

The latest video in the “Leica. My Life” series features Alexander George, a customer service representative at Leica Camera AG. Alexander repairs cameras and replaces parts for customers – a very precise job. When he’s off the clock, Alexander is often found Thai boxing.  He has figured out a way to combine his love for Thai boxing and [...]

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