Event

An event, such as a trade show, news release or appearance - see also Exhibition.

Leica Store Bologna to Open

On March 14, 2015 - Leica Store Bologna, located at Strada Maggiore 8/B, 40126 Bologna, Italy is set to open! They will be hosting a Grand Opening event from 10:30am to 10:00pm at the store, with a host of activities throughout the day! Check them out and get more info on their Facebook page.

Leica Takes Two iF Design Awards

Leica Camera was awarded two of the coveted iF Design 2015 Awards in Munich on February 27, 2015 . The awards are sorted into five disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication, Interior Architecture and Professional Concept. Under each discipline are multiple categories, and in all - 75 awards are given out. The first award was for gold in the Product category, under "audio/video" for the Leica T camera. The second was a design award under the same category, for the Leica M "Edition 60" camera. Read more below for details!

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New England Photo Walk - Portsmouth

If you're in certain circles of the Leica community, you may have heard of London Walk, a.k.a. LNDNWLK (which one of our Exposure photographers, Johnny Patience put together). Spun off of the huge success behind it, comes the first New England Photo Walk - and is coming May 15, 2015 to Portsmouth, NH! Walk, talk, shoot then pop into a pub for a few beers! As luck would have it, this event is also being put together by a past Exposure photographer, valued friend and contributor to La Vida Leica, Ray Larose! Both Richard Photo Lab and Hunt’s Photo & Video will be supporting this event! We're spreading the word - so if you're able, go and check it out!

Lumu Sponsors Ansel Adams Contest

Lumu, the folks behind the Lumu Light Meter (which we reviewed - see link), are hosting "The Ansel Adams Contest." The prize is the fantastic Ansel Adams at 100 book. The contest requires the submission of one (or more) black and white images of nature in the spirit of Ansel Adams, and runs from January 28 to February 11, 2015. The entries will be judged by Peter Essick, who has been a frequent contributor to National Geographic magazine for 25 years. He is a World Press Photo Award winner and his photographs have featured in Time Magazine’s Great Images of the 20th Century and in the 100 Best Photographs of National Geographic. Read more below for video!

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Paper Leica M Wins Promotional Gift Award

You may recognize this promotional piece from the Kinderlachen cameras for a good cause story back in December. Turns out, it has won an award under the "Best Practice" category. The WA Media Verlag based in Cologne has since 2002 honored innovative and trendsetting promotional materials with the Promotional Gift Award. At this year's competition, 257 projects were submitted with a total of 52 winning awards. One of the winners was developed by the STI Group for Leica Camera AG - a construction paper Leica M camera. The Promotional Gift Award honors creative achievements in the field of product development and campaign implementation. Advertising agencies and advertising companies, designers, suppliers of promotional products and traders can submit their own haptic advertising for the Promotional Gift Award. The award ceremony will take place on March 25, 2015 at the Haptica show in Cologne.

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Levison Wood - Walking the Nile

A gentleman by the name of Levison Wood has taken it upon himself to walk up the Nile from its source all the way to the delta. No small feat, it spanned 3,800 miles, 6 countries and took 9 months. It would have been 4,250 miles had it not been for fighting in the South Sudan that forced him to skip a 450-mile section. Along for this epic journey was his trusty Leica camera. Read more below for details!

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Daniel Arsham Leicas for Los Angeles Store

Exclusive La Vida Leica news! You may have heard the name Daniel Arsham before. He's a New York based artist who has been creating some very unique and interesting sculptures (including cameras) made of various stone materials. Turns out, he's even made a Leica camera or two (as is seen above). As you may also know, Leica Store Los Angeles sold their popular Fake Leica sculpture over the summer last year, in 2014 - leaving a large void where it once stood. This coming February 7, 2015 the void will be no more and filled with a glass showcase containing 25 life-sized Leica cameras, with five each of a different material by Arsham - including quartz, volcanic ash, and obsidian.

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