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Today Leica Camera is 100 years old

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LEICA CAMERA CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF LEICA PHOTOGRAPHY Allendale, NJ (January 21, 2014) – The year 1914 marked the birth of 35 mm photography as we know it today. 100 years ago, Oskar Barnack created the very first Leica, the Leitz Camera. Now, in 2014, Leica Camera celebrates their centennial year with spectacular events, exhibitions […]

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Leica and LFI present: Me & My Leica X Photo Contest

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TELL US YOUR STORY WITH THE LEICA X – AND WIN AN EXCLUSIVE INVITATION TO THE INAUGURATION OF THE LEITZ PARK IN WETZLAR! The Leica X is a storyteller: this strong yet compact companion puts the photographer right at the heart of the motif – the place where stories really happen and where they can […]

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Leica increases the value of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award for the Leica centennial in 2014

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Leica Camera AG, Solms, is celebrating 100 years of Leica photography in 2014. To celebrate the centennial, the company will be doubling the value of the cash prizes for the prestigious international photography competition, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. Oskar Barnack, after whom the award is named, was the man who constructed the so-called Ur-Leica […]

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Leica Camera AG takes over Sinar Photography AG, the Swiss manufacturer of view cameras

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Leica Camera AG bought Sinar Photography AG – a manufacturer of view cameras:

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Leica Camera puts photography into focus at Art Basel

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Allendale, NJ (November 19, 2013) – Leica Camera, in partnership with Miami Street Photography Festival, launches a series of exciting photographic events and partnerships at Art Basel Miami this December. Dubbed the winter playground of the global art world, the prestigious fair annually hosts over 50,000 international art enthusiasts who come to enjoy the fascinating […]

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Leica Camera now accepting applications for the 2014 Oskar Barnack Award

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Leica Camera is now accepting applications for the 2014 Oskar Barnack Award. This year new category was added and the value of the award was raised in honor of the Leica centennial in 2014: Solms, Germany (November 18, 2013) – Leica Camera AG announces the commencement of the 2014 Leica Oskar Barnack Award and invites […]

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Leica announces partnership with Red Bull Illume

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   Leica is pleased to announce their official partnership with Red Bull Illume – the world’s largest international photography competition dedicated to action and adventure sports. The first exhibition tour stop in the U.S. will begin in Scottsdale, Arizona on November 14, 2013. A showcase of the most exciting and creative action sports photography on […]

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