New Angelo Pelle braided neck strap (Leica centennial edition)

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Angelo Pelle released a new Leica centennial edition of their braided neck strap:

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Leica Store Kyoto (video)

Leica Store Kyoto is a flagship store located on Hanamikoji Street in the Gion district, which represents the rich history and culture of this ancient city. This is where Japan’s traditional beauty and elegance are on full display.

The store is in a beautifully renovated 100 year-old, two-story townhouse (Machi-ya). The original structure, as well as many of its wooden beams and pillars, is still in its original state. Even so, the store clearly shows the image of Leica’s corporate identity. The result is a unique Leica store that does not exist anywhere else.
Leica, which has 160-year history and craftsmanship, believes that the company will be able to further contribute to the photographic culture by operating in Kyoto, which has more than 1,200 years of history and culture. Leica expects a new creative force to emerge.

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Leica Camera AG acquires majority stake in Leica Shop in Vienna and Westlight Auctions

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Leica Camera AG in Wetzlar has acquired nearly 75 percent of the shares of Peter Coeln GesmbH, Vienna. Both companies evaluate the transaction as an excellent strategic option for the further expansion of their business. Connected to the purchase is the purchase of two Leica stores and the Auction House West light in Vienna. Financial details were not disclosed by the parties. Peter Coeln will protrude further than the Managing Director Peter Coeln GesmbH.

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Schloss Bensberg Classics and Leica Camera AG continue successful partnership

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From the German press - Schloss Bensberg Classics and Leica Camera AG continue successful partnership (Google translations):

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Alejandro Cegarra: Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award Winner 2014 (video)

Alejandro Cegarra shares the story and inspiration behind "The Other Side of the Tower of David," which is dedicated to the squatters in an abandoned tower block in Caracas and his winning project for the Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award 2014.

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Leica Camera AG announces the resignation of Leica Camera Ltd Managing Director, David Bell

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Leica Camera AG announces resignation of Leica Camera Ltd Managing Director, David Bell

Wetzlar, Germany, 17 July 2014: Leica Camera AG announced today that David Bell has resigned as Managing Director of Leica Camera Ltd in the UK after eight transformational years for the brand. Commercial Director Jason Heward was named General Manager, effective immediately.

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Martin Kollar: Oskar Barnack Award Winner 2014 (video)

Oskar Barnack Award Winner 2014 Martin Kollar takes us behind the scenes of his winning portfolio "Field Trip."

The photos of the Field Trip portfolio were shot in the context of the project entitled The Places, a dossier about Israel and the West Bank on which Martin Kollar worked together with 12 other internationally acclaimed photographers. The aim of the project is to portray the diversity of the country and, in turn, to illustrate the complexity of one of the world’s most disputed regions.

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