Leica Galleries Donating All Profits From Lenny Kravitz – FLASH Exhibit to 100Cameras to Help Empower Children to Create Change Through Art
Nonprofit Organization 100Cameras to Receive $25,000 to Help Marginalized Youth Turn Their Photographic Stories Into Art for Sale
The Leica Galleries, Lenny Kravitz, Berlin-based art advisor and international agent Reiner Opoku and Ostlicht Gallery in Vienna, Austria are donating $25,000 in proceeds from the Lenny Kravitz – FLASH exhibit to 100Cameras, a nonprofit organization teaching marginalized children from across the globe to create change in their community through photography. The FLASH exhibit, which was on display during the December Art Basel Miami Beach fair, included a selection of 50 photographs taken by Kravitz with his Leica camera. The profits from the exhibit will be donated to 100Cameras to help support their next international project, Project006, and the organization’s Snapshot Project platform.
On 19 May, the Leica Cine Discovery Prize will be awarded in Cannes During La Semaine de la Critique – part of the Festival de Cannes 2016 – Leica will be awarding its Cine Discovery Prize to newcomers in the world of short films.
Leica Camera AG is an official partner of La Semaine de la Critique du Festival de Cannes (taking place from 11 to 22 May 2016), one of the most influential film festivals in the world. Leica Camera AG and its subsidiary CW Sonderoptic GmbH are official sponsors of the Leica Cine Discovery Prize, which will be awarded as part of La Semaine de la Critique on 19 May and is endowed with a prize in the amount of 4,000 euros. With this prize, the two companies recognise young talents to the world of short films.