Leica & Magnum: Past Present Future (video)

In February of 2011, Magnum Photos and Leica Camera AG announced a technological and photographic collaboration. Today Leica released a new videos on past, present and future of Leica & Magnum:

Leica & Magnum: Past Present Future from leica camera on Vimeo.

A core principal which framed the establishment of Magnum Photos in 1947 was the belief that photographers should have a point of view in their imagery that transcended any formulaic recording of contemporary events. This tradition continues today with the new series of photographic essays being produced by Magnum and Leica.

Burning curiosity breeds evocative expression and it is precisely this spirit which Magnum and Leica will be supporting through this new agreement to create and publish new multimedia essays that will take a deeper look into the stories behind the photographs.

The stories will cover new works by Magnum photographers addressing contemporary themes as well as investigations into the archives of photographers career-long obsessions to share Magnum photographer's individual journeys and unique ways of storytelling.

The voice on this movie is that of Alice George, former head of Magnum.

New stories will be presented on online at http://www.leica-camera.com, http://www.lfi-online.de and http://inmotion.magnumphotos.com/.

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  • Carlos R B

    OT admin, at dpreview a user said that start up times (X1) are faster now…do you happen to know if shot to shot times are better too?(raw)…thanks alot….

    • I just got the X1 two weeks ago to compare it with the Fuji X100 – I have not used it enough to be able to tell the difference.

  • Nobody Special

    Concerning the Magnum piece – so how is this relevant to Leica being able to produce, or bring new equipment to the market for both ‘pros’ and non-pros?

    How are they going to use an association with Magnum to do that? Just wondering?

    • I guess they will get feedback from Magnum photographers on new Leica equipment.

      • Nobody Special

        Well that’s basically what I thought…..whenever Leica decides to do that….whenever that is!!!!

  • bchalifour

    There is a mistake in the comment that Leica should fix. HCB’s first book is “Images À LA sauvette” and NOT “Images [au] sauvette”. They should have used his American version, “The Decisive Moment”, safer for an ignorant commentator.

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