With the opening of the new Park area, Leica presents visitors numerous exhibitions in the new premises of Leica Camera AG.
A Special Highlight In The New Museum Building Is The Anniversary Exhibition
Many years of Leica photography, which is now hosting successful stations worldwide until the end of October. In the focus of the traveling exhibition with impressive pictures of famous Leica photographers as well as numerous exhibits from many years of small picture photography stands the revolutionary change by a technical innovation.
The Handy Ur-Leica
The 35mm camera provided not only for change and progress in the field of photography, but also for a significant social transition: Images that have been incorporated into the collective memory are from the 20’s mostly with the Leica been photographed and have impressively documented the current affairs.
High Contrast Black&White Image Technology
The black and white images from the projects by Mathieu Bitton reflect the harsh everyday life of Afro-American citizens between hope and struggle. Hands are particularly impressed with him: with filigree women’s fingers, furrowed worker’s hands or clenched fists, Bitton reveals more about a person’s personality than you might think. In his ever-growing collection of portraits, there are many celebrities that Bitton has come to know over the years as a concert photographer. But even in everyday life, the astute observer Bitton succeeds in capturing the soul of those portrayed in high-contrast black-and-white images.
Leica Camera Focuses On The Better Picture
Leica Camera AG is an internationally active premium manufacturer of cameras and sports optics products. The legendary reputation of the Leica brand is based on a long tradition of excellent quality. In combination with innovative technologies, all Leica products fulfill a common mission: the better picture wherever perception and visualization are concerned. Headquartered in Wetzlar, Hesse, the company has a worldwide network of own country organizations, Leica Retail Stores, Galleries and Academies.