Leica Photokina 2014 Exhibition Concept

The theme of Leica's photo exhibition at the Photokina 2014 show this year in September will feature music and will include work from internationally renowned photographers such as Jim Marshall, Glen Craig, Jürgen Schade Berg, Anton Corbijn and more.

The press release (translated to English):

Wetzlar (ots) - Once again this year, Leica Camera AG at photokina in Cologne presents unique photo exhibitions and displays from 16 to September 21, 2014 projects by internationally renowned photographers and well-known artists. This year's exhibition concept of the Leica Gallery in Hall 1 at the Cologne exhibition focuses on impressive photo art around the theme of music. The exhibitions were curated by Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, General Manager for Leica Galleries International, and Inas Fayed, chief editor of the Leica Fotografie International (LFI).

The exhibition combines two worlds that enrich and complement each other: Both music and photography to communicate without words. They appeal on their way to the human senses, evoke emotion and put into states of euphoria, sadness and inner contemplation. In combination, they show new perspectives on each other's genre.

Designed is similarly versatile portfolio of the exhibition. It takes into account all facets of the music photography of concert recordings about very personal artist portraits to reportage with exciting behind-the-scenes concert. The photos selected include, among others, the legendary U.S. music photographer Jim Marshall (1936-2010). On display are three of his projects: recordings of the last Beatles concert and the Rolling Stones tour of 1972, and a collection of photographs around the "Summer of Love" in Haight Street, the legendary neighborhood in San Francisco.

In addition, enrich photographers such as Glen Craig ("A Day in the Life of Miles Davis"), Jürgen Schade Berg ("Jazz in South Africa") and Anton Corbijn with a series of self-portraits in which he slips into various roles of deceased musicians he likes or liked (for example, as Frank Zappa, Janis Joplin and Elvis Presley), the Leica Gallery program. Lois Hechenblaikner supplemented the photographic Music concept with recordings over lovers of folk music and their concerts.

In addition also get photo projects of musicians, has become for photography to a second passion. They include the English singer and songwriter Jamie Cullum, the impressions of his recent U.S. tour has photographed in June 2014 and the violinist Georges Yammine from Qatar. He has played in the West Eastern Divan Orchestra with Daniel Barenboim and held there for samples everyday and musical snapshots photographically. Furthermore, the Canadian rock singer, composer and photographer Bryan Adams his route "Wounded: the legacy of war" before, a series on wounded war veteran. Till Bronner, trumpeter, singer and composer, shows portraits of fellow musicians and friends.

Rounding out this year's exhibition program by the award-winning photo spreads from the Leica cultural projects. In addition to the winning series of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2014 and the winner of the Leica Hall of Fame Awards 2013, René Burri, with his series of paintings "The Germans" (from the 1950s) and this year's winner Thomas Hoepker with his photo project "Wanderlust" ( be represented teNeues), a retrospective of his outstanding life's work. An additional special exhibition commemorating the murdered this year German photographer Anja Niedringhaus.

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