Documentary

Content of, about or in a documentary (e.g. historical) nature.

The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution

Jim Marshall, as many of you may know - was a successful (Leica) photographer that captured incredible images in and around Haight-Ashbury (San Francisco) and the wider music scene from 1965 to 1968. As we reported about a year ago, he was awarded a Grammy posthumously after passing away on March 26, 2010. HuffPo has a story running called "The Haight: Love, Rock, and Revolution" which talks about the book of the same name which features more than 300 color and black-and-white photographs that he shot during this time. Definitely worth checking out.

CBS Sponsors Vietnam War Exhibit

CBS will sponsor an upcoming exhibit about the Vietnam war at the Newseum in Washington to honor "60 Minutes" correspondent Bob Simon and his five decades of war reporting. "Reporting Vietnam" will open May 22, 2015 at the museum, recalling how journalists reported the war in the television era. The exhibit announced Thursday will feature Simon, Walter Cronkite and others. Curators say it will pose the question: "Did the press lose the war?" Simon was one of the last journalists to leave Vietnam following the fall of Saigon in 1973, reported on conflicts worldwide and died February 11, 2015 in a NYC car crash. His iconic photo seen above was shot with his Leica M2 camera in 1966.

HCB - Just Plain Love (Documentary)

A good insight into the one of the greatest minds in photography. Henri Cartier-Bresson (August 22, 1908 - August 3, 2004) was a French photographer considered to be the father of photojournalism. He was an early adopter of 35 mm format, and the master of candid photography. He helped develop the street photography or life reportage style that was coined The Decisive Moment that has influenced generations of photographers who followed.

Henri Cartier Bresson - Just Plain Love (Documentary)


Will McBride, Leica Shooter, Dies at 84

Will McBride rose to fame in the 1950s and ’60s as a documentary photographer, usually favoring a Leica. His work appeared regularly in various German magazines and included sex, nudity, drugs and politics so prevalent at the time. A native of St. Louis, Missouri (born in 1931), he grew up in Chicago. A private student of the legendary artist Norman Rockwell, he studied painting, art history and illustration at Syracuse University in New York and philology (the study of language in written historical sources) in Berlin. He was in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, stationed in Würzburg, Germany - and would remain in Germany until his death... Yesterday he passed away in Berlin - a city he loved.

Films ran through my Leica like wine down my throat.

Will McBride

Lenny Kravitz Pens New Book "Flash"

With his new title, Flash, Lenny Kravitz makes his mark in a new arena of the creative arts. During his childhood, Kravitz was enthralled by cameras, playing with them like toys instead of taking photographs. In recent years photographer friends taught him the fundamentals of photography by using a Leica. Intrigued by the possibilities, Kravitz began creating his own works, all of which were marked by close attention to the nuances and effects created by light. As he himself had been endlessly photographed by photographers, paparazzi, and fans - his perspective on aesthetics was decidedly unique. In Flash, he captures the essence of what it's like to be a rock star who's constantly in the public eye. The result: an intense exploration of the photographer and his subject. Flash will be released on March 15, 2015 - coming in at 96 pages in a hardcover, it can be pre-ordered now for $34.42 USD.

Teaser for AcuityColorGrain - The Film

Aaron C. Greenman has been a photographer for over 25 years and has lived and worked on four continents. His work has been exhibited in Europe and across the web, including frequent postings over the past four years on The Leica Camera Blog for his work in Japan, Thailand, India, East Africa, Israel, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, and Western Europe. Read more below for details!

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