Event

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

Jeff Garlin and MM on The Daily Show

Jeff Garlin appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, toting his Leica M Monochrom. Jon Stewart seemed to really enjoy the camera, but quips, "we have color now." Jeff is producing a documentary film about the street photography of Vivian Maier.


Jim Marshall Gets Grammy Posthumously

While you might not recognize the name, you've surely seen his photos over the years. Jim Marshall was a photographer of rock stars, and shot primarily with Leica gear. In fact, the background of his website features a huge Leica background. He had extended access to numerous musicians through the 1960s and 1970s, including being the only photographer allowed backstage at The Beatles last concert, and chief photographer at Woodstock. He's photographed the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Cream, The Who, Allman Brothers, Miles Davis, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane - the list goes on and on. Over on the Grammy website, they've got a news blurb called "Trustees Award: Jim Marshall" featuring a tribute by Henry Diltz and Graham Nash. Read more below for more info and the quotes.

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Ché, Wars and Art: The Life of René Burri

Over on DiePresse.com they're running a piece called, "Ché, Wars and Art: The Life of René Burri" (in German). A story about the Swiss Magnum photographer René Burri and his trusted Leica M2 (produced from 1958 to 1967 - his is from 1962). Ironically, he "scratched off" his Red Dot to deter thieves; something some of us might be familiar with... In any event, he plans to auction the camera on May 23, 2014 in Wetzlar, Germany for the 100th birthday of Leica Camera. If you're not familiar with René Burri, you may recall some of his photos; the picture of Ché Guevara smoking a cigar from 1963 perhaps. Or the photo of Picasso at a bullfight. In fact, the 2014 LFI Calendar features 12 of his photos! Read more below for translation.

Leica Camera Turns 100!

This year, 2014 - marks the 100th anniversary of Leica Camera - which was started in 1914 when Oskar Barnack created the very first Leica (for Leitz Camera, a.k.a. the Ur Leica). You can read more about Oskar Barnack and his Leica (translated into English via Google). Read more below for the press release and photos (including the new 100 Leica logo - seen here first)!

Leica Camera at Art Basel Miami 2013

Leica Camera teamed up with the Miami Street Photography Festival to help bring back photography into Art Basel Miami. Featured events included portraits by Mark Mann with the Leica S-System and workshops with the Leica Akademie. Art Basel Miami was held on December 3 - December 8, 2013.


Leica Partners with Red Bull Illume (Again)

For the third time, since 2010 - Leica Camera is pleased to announce their official partnership with Red Bull Illume - the world’s largest international photography competition dedicated to action and adventure sports. The first exhibition tour stop in the U.S. will begin in Scottsdale, Arizona on November 14, 2013. A showcase of the most exciting and creative action sports photography on the planet will be displayed as art to the wider public. The top 50 images selected from over 28,257 submissions by photographers from around the globe will be displayed as a part of a unique illuminated nighttime exhibition and will be free to the public. After the first U.S. stop in Scottsdale, the tour will continue to travel around the world’s capitals and cultural hubs over the next two years. Read more below for details!

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Leica Akademie - Destinations in Focus

Leica is pleased to announce a first of its kind collaboration with Exclusive Resorts the world’s foremost private destination club for luxury vacations. Combining the inspirational and educational experience of a Leica Akademie workshop with the five-star luxury and personalized service of a members-only stay in an Exclusive Resorts villa. This collaboration presents an extraordinary opportunity to advance your photography, while relaxing on an once-in-a-lifetime vacation with family and friends. Read more below for additional info.

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