An event, typically a gallery exhibition or appearance - see also Event.

Who is Dirk Vogel - Leica Shooter

Dirk Vogel (no, not that one), 45, hails from a town in Germany very near and dear to our hearts - Lüdenscheid/Altena (though now he lives in Dortmund, not far away). As a freelance photographer, he primarily uses a Canon 5D and Leica M9... But for his personal work he prefers black and white film to use with one of his multiple film Leicas, including an M3, M2, M4, M5, 2xM6, R6.2 and R8! He's shared his setups not once but twice. He's had several exhibitions and even published a couple of books. There's an extensive interview, mostly about the latter, with him on the local website unser Lünsche (our Lüdenscheid) called "Who is Dirk Vogel?" (in German) by Iris Kannenberg. Read more below for translation!

Robert Frank Collection Now Online

The Robert Frank Collection at the National Gallery of Art is the largest repository of materials related to renowned photographer and filmmaker Robert Frank who turned 90 this past November. Spanning Frank's career from 1937 to 2005, the collection includes 8,000 items, including vintage and later prints, contact sheets, work prints, negatives, three bound books of original photographs, technical material, and various papers, books, and recordings. Nearly all of these artifacts were acquired from Mr. Frank in stages over the past twenty-five years. For a complete account of photographs, contact sheets, and work prints in the collection, see Robert Frank photographs, contact sheets, and work prints in the collection. The spreadsheet lists subjects photographed by Frank, in chronological order, along with the corresponding number of photographs, contact sheets, and work prints in the collection and the accession number of each object.


Mazen Saggar: Photojournalism to Fashion

The City (Khaleej) Times of the UAE writes, "Mazen Saggar: Photojournalist turned fashion photographer." Born in Baghdad in 1968, Mazen Saggar arrived in France when he was 10 years old. After studying photography at the school Claude Garamont in Colombes, he began working as a photojournalist. From 1990 onwards, he worked on a freelance basis for a range of major international magazines. In 1999, he left Paris and moved to Madagascar where, alongside local photographers, he established the first photographic agency in the country. Three years later when Mazen was back to Paris, he set up his own agency, Création Visuelle. At this point, he began his collaboration with the fashion house Louis Vuitton, covering events and fashion shows for the prestigious couture house. He is now the brand’s preferred photographer. Read more below.

Leica Acquires Rahn AG, Foto & Fine Art

In a not entirely surprising move, Leica Camera AG, through their newly create subsidiary Leica Camera Frankfurt GmbH - has acquired Rahn AG Foto & Fine Art located in Frankfurt. The business activities of Rahn AG will continue as before and its directors Qaiser R. Malik and Nicolas Uhl, the grandson of the company founder Georg Rahn, now hold slightly more than 25 per cent of Leica Camera Frankfurt GmbH - and have been appointed its managing directors. Leica Camera AG thus holds almost 75 per cent of the company’s shares. All parties have agreed that no financial details will be disclosed. More or less the exact same deal was done when Leica Acquired Majority Stake in Leica Shop/Westlicht in Austria back in July. Read more below for details.

Leica & Miami Street Photography Festival 2014

The third annual Miami Street Photography Festival (MSPF), in partnership with Leica Camera, will once again showcase the best of contemporary street photography, as viewed through the eyes of emerging photographers in the genre. “We are very excited to be partnering again this year with Leica in hosting this world class photography event,” said festival founder Juan Jose Reyes. “The goal of the festival is to establish a global platform for learning through exhibitions, workshops, lectures and other activities, and to elevate Miami as a center for photography.” It runs from December 4-7, 2014. Read more below for details!

Michael Abramson: Unseen 70s Chicago Nightlife

The posthumous exhibition of Michael L. Abramson's work, titled, "Michael L. Abramson: Pulse of the Night" features previously unseen photographs from night clubs in Chicago in the 1970's. The grainy black and white shots highlight a side of Chicago that had been previously undocumented. The exhibition is co-presented by the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Columbia College Chicago Library. Read more below for details and photos!